Really, really amazing. The special effects are stunning, the acting is fabulous, the soundtrack intense and powerful. There is also a lot of violence. Guns are used in almost every scene. The movie starts out with a bank robbery, where the robbers, who are dressed up as clowns, are shot after they do their job. It merely escalates from there. Starting with a meeting of crime lords, where the Joker makes his first appearance. He is creepy and psychotic, showing no empathy whatsoever. His appearance is also frightening, his face is covered with scars that give him a grotesque smile. Dogs are set upon characters, and the wounds are later shown, a hanging takes place off of a building, guns are fired almost constantly. There are some very intense moments, including two ships that must either blow each other up, or be blown up by the Joker. Two main characters are about to be blown up, and only one of them survives. The other has turned into an evil monster. His appearance is very frightening, half of his face is burned off and some of his skin is still intact. The same man kills many people, and threatens to kill a small boy. There are many, many explosions, including when the villain blows up a hospital. The Joker leaves clues as to who he is going to kill next, and he follows through with many of them. The Joker stitches a cell phone into a followers stomach, and it is briefly shown. There is a bit of language, though nothing too explicit, and the sexual behavior is mostly appropriate, except for one scene where a couple are walked in on, and though fully clothed, they look as if they have been "messing around". There is a strong underlying theme of peril and despair, and the end of the movie won't do anything to help that. Overall a very good movie, though the plot can be confusing (I recommend stopping after each half hour and looking at the Wikipedia page), but this is truly a film masterpiece.