Batman Begins

2005 PG-13 2h 20m DVD

Batman Begins

2005 PG-13 2h 20m DVD
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Following the brutal murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne trains with a shadowy organization and returns to a corrupt Gotham City to deliver justice. Armed with his new skills and endless resources, he assumes a new identity and a war on crime.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Sara Stewart, Richard Brake, Gus Lewis, Emma Lockhart
Christopher Nolan
DVD Streaming
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. -
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie features hard and fast violence, martial arts and shootings conveyed through dark, abrupt, sometimes scary imagery. Less cartoonish than the Spider-Man and X-Men movies, these scenes are loud and rough. The caped crusader's origin story includes the murders of his parents, his ensuing depression and attempt to shoot the shooter, martial arts training and fighting, frightening subjective images brought on by hallucinogenic drugs, brief debauchery (drinking, smoking, and swimming-in-a-hotel-fountain with vacuous starlet-types), an even briefer kiss with his romantic interest, a faux drunken speech, and some raucous driving in a seriously armored Batmobile.

Sexual Content

Romance is implied (one kiss); one "playboy" excess scene, with girls in a pool.


Some violence is harshly rendered, with sharp, fast editing. Martial arts, gunplay, references to the murder of the hero's parents which he witnessed as a child. Some scary imagery.


"Damn," "hell," "ass," "a--hole," "crap," etc.

Social Behavior

The movie's overall dark tone gives a sense that the world is a dangerous place, filled with people with bad intentions. There is an attempt to wrestle with the ideas of good and evil and whether the end justifies the means. But overall there is a sense that there are some heroes in the world who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good.


Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some smoking, drinking, and hallucinogenic drugs effects.

  • 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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