But, still great. This Batman is the one. Listing the acts of violence in order of appearance: a bank robbery, with, some people shot, point-blank, including the Joker's own henchmen, but, no blood: however, a bus pulls a grenade, and smokes a man dead, but, still no blood. A couple minutes later, and, the real Batman and the fake Batman get their arms graphically mauled by dogs, some blood, the dogs whimper, as they're thrown off. There's more like that, with, just generally, throughout the movie, plenty of hostage situations, prominent deaths, or near-deaths, two people exploded, off-screen, but, the buildings explode, including a phone, probably sewn, in a man's stomach, off-screen, the Joker, killing several people, one by a pencil through the head (the infamous "magic trick"), one by a mouth being slit with a knife, and several stabbings. Generally avoids blood, but, still, very intense and anarchic. Not for kids under the age of 13, at, the very least. Remember, this may seem like a Batman film, but, all Batman films are different. If your child can survive The Matrix, this film makes Matrix look like absolutely nothing. More acts of violence, include, that completely one half of a character's face is completely burned off, with some graphic detail of his burns, no face graft, and, the importance, of this scene. Overall, the movie is full of intriguing twists, and turns, and, there is plenty of non-stop, chaotic, anarchic, violence. Frequent action violence, which is both intense and brutal, chaotic and anarchic. The maximum for PG-13. Never be fooled by the rating. Only for teens. And, adults. And then again, even some adults, can't survive the Joker mauling a hostage to death, with, a shaky camera, Batman beating the hull out of the Joker (any other word and I'd be in trouble). There is also some gore, in the maulings, Batman, stitching up his mauls, with, one person, complaining, about, hallucinogenic drugs, and, it's really bad. Anyway, brutally, this is the most anarchy-fuelled film I've ever seen, smart, twisted, deadly, very violent territory, directed by a genius director, Christopher Nolan. The character development, the direction, the writing, the cast, the crew, everything. Some social drinking, Batman's a great role model, sometimes, there's some kissing, there's some mild language ("did your b-lls drop off?", and, a couple "sh-t"s in some scenes, one barely noticeable). Especially, in surround-sound. Anyway, thankyou for reading.