Parents' Guide to

Merry Little Batman

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated tale about Batman's son; peril, violence.

Movie NR 2023 91 minutes
Merry Little Batman movie poster: Damian and Batman in a snow globe.

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

OK storyline but dangerous if your child copies what they see

Horrifically dangerous scene where the child main character shoves all the marshmallows in his mouth, tips his head back and swallows them. Just eating marshmallows is dangerous for children watching this, swallowing a load of them without chewing is a death sentence.
age 9+

I don't deny my 9 year old is aware of the true nature of how Santa's gifts show up under the tree... But within the first 15 seconds of starting this there is a line in the opening song "When I was young I used to believe in Santa Claus, even though I knew it was my dad." So that was a bummer.

Is It Any Good?

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

This film offers up some comical takes on classic characters and manages to also eke out a few meaningful lessons about family and being responsible for one's actions. Merry Little Batman's script and voice cast never seem to be taking the action too seriously, making dangerous scenarios feel less imposing for young viewers and the humor occasionally funny even for adult audiences. The Joker's childlike flair for the dramatic and Alfred's sarcasm and meticulousness are especially silly, and some fast-moving lines also capitalize on viewers' familiarity with the characters and their world. The Christmas timing feels like an afterthought to this merry little movie.

Movie Details

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