The Dark Knight

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.

PG-13 2008 152 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 160 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 689 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Amazing but won't show to my younger brothers yet

I watched this movie for the first time when I was 15 and loved it, but rewatched recently to gauge whether or not I could watch it with my brothers (9 and 12). After just watching the opening scene, I already knew it was too much. They've seen all of the Marvel superhero movies, but this one is very different. It is still scary for me to watch, (especially the parts where the Joker sticks his knife into someone's mouth while telling two different stories about past abuse as it relates to his scar) so I could definitely imagine them going to bed scared + possibly with nightmares. It is also a lot to unpack thematically, and I don't think someone under 14 could really appreciate how amazing of a movie it is.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 7+

The dark night

There’s no swears well Maby some I forgot but there is now swears from what I remember. Lots of people get shot none of them are graphic no blood at all. The only reason it’s 7 and up is cause people shoot people that any one can handle. But realy good best Batman movie.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
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