Parents' Guide to

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Very violent animated superhero tale; language, sex.

Movie NR 2020 87 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Not all that bad

The animation makes it not all that graphic but it does have a fair amount of killing and mutilation.
age 15+

I would have this rated 15+, rather 13+.

Decent animation, but other than that, unless you are a hardcore Deathstroke fan ... I'd skip it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is an engaging story that explores themes of atonement and redemption. Unfortunately, these deeper themes in Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons are likely to be drowned out by all the violence. Even by the standards of contemporary noir DC Comics animated features, there is an above-average level of bloody, gory violence. The violence definitely verges into gratuitous territory (especially the shark attacks) at the expense of the story.

Some of these themes are shopworn in the superhero realm -- double lives, conflicted lead characters, the gray areas between good and evil, etc. -- but the movie does manage some fresh takes, even as the story leaves viewers feeling as if they've seen it before, just presented in a different superhero costume. In spite of this, it's a solid and mostly straightforward tale. It's an accessible movie for those who aren't obsessive about the superhero universes of today, even if the violence (and sex scene) can be a bit much.

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