All-Star Superman

2011 PG 1h 15m DVD

All-Star Superman

2011 PG 1h 15m DVD
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After Lex Luthor tricks Superman into prolonged exposure to radiation, the Man of Steel is left with only weeks to live, and his powers are waning. As he prepares for his demise, Superman has scores to settle and must stop Luthor's diabolical scheme.
James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Matthew Gray Gubler, Linda Cardellini, Ed Asner, Arnold Vosloo, Anthony LaPaglia, Frances Conroy
Sam Liu
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that All-Star Superman contains the usual cartoon/superhero violence, with at least three scary and/or intense scenes, plus some minor sensuality. Far from a kiddie cartoon, this story centers on the Man of Steel's impending death, which lends a dark tone to the movie. But this Superman is also a hugely admirable figure, showing forgiveness, bravery, empathy, and inclusiveness as he wraps up his affairs. It's a very touching story with some powerful messages. The violence keeps it from being age appropriate for younger kids, but teens should enjoy it, as well as any grown-up Superman fans.

Sexual Content

Lois takes a shower, but her body is covered by lots of steam. She also wears sexy outfits. She and Superman flirt and kiss, and another couple is seen kissing.


This movie is about the impending death of Superman, which makes it potentially difficult viewing for kids. The first scene has a pretty scary monster and some brutal violence (with bodily fluids). Another scene shows prison guards firing guns at an escaped villain, and Lois Lane fires a laser gun. In the most disturbing scene, Lex Luthor goes to the electric chair and screams as the electricity surges through his body. Also standard superhero fighting, with punching, body-slamming, etc.


"Son of a bitch" is heard once, and "hell" is heard twice. A character also says an awestruck "my God."

Social Behavior

When Superman learns that he's dying, he attempts to wrap up his unfinished business. He shows love, kindness, tolerance, bravery, inclusiveness, and -- most importantly -- forgiveness. When two Kryptonian villains try to take over the world, Superman tries to help them. And, in the end, even Lex Luthor comes to understand that all life is connected and that everyone should be doing his or her best to help others.


Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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