Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this feature-length animated action movie based on Frank Miller's popular comic books is fairly violent and includes a shocking sequence in which a newborn infant is kidnapped and placed in danger. There's also the expected fighting and shooting (with some blood shown). The movie also includes some sexual content, with images of a red-light district and prostitutes, suggestions of an extramarital affair, and (in the accompanying short film) images of a strip club. The occasional strong language goes as far as "bitch" and "bastard."
More sexual content than the usual animated superhero movie. Some scenes take place in the "red-light district." It's hinted that one major character is a prostitute. A main character with a pregnant wife has an affair with another woman; kissing is shown, but sex is only suggested. Another main character lounges around in a not-quite-tied-down bathrobe, and a woman nibbles at his ear. Men make catcalls at a pretty women. In the short film that accompanies the feature, there's a long scene set in a strip club, with lots of suggested nudity.
Strong fantasy violence, including many life-altering moments (such as the one in which young Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered in front of him, prompting him to become a crime fighter). A newborn infant is kidnapped and put in mortal danger during a chase and fight. Frequent fist-fighting (with men, women, and teens) and shooting, with blood. Minor characters are killed. Cars explode, and there's a fire with a brief view of a burning victim.
Occasional language, including "hell," "bitch," "crap," "bastard," and "goddamn."
Strong positive messages about justice and taking a stand against corruption and crime. Also some muddier messages about loyalty to your family and the best way to solve problems (Batman mostly uses violence).
Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Signs for liquor stores in the red-light district.