Batman: Under the Red Hood

Lists: Action, Animated, Mystery, DC Comics

Brief Synopsis: "Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code."

Overall Ranking: 664 (Rank from 2010: # 19)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Usman Ashraf90 - Even though Marvel has made the better live action films (save for Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy), DC definitely makes the better animated movies, and Under the Red Hood is amongst their best! Great movie, well paced, highly recommended!
CinemaVisitor Erik90
Josh B85
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Drezzy70 - Damn, damn good animated feature. I'm not as familiar with this storyline as I should be, but I knew the basics heading in, and this delivered. It's not on the same tier as Mask of the Phantasm or Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, but it's hard for any DCAU feature to touch those levels regardless (though all are worth watching), but it's still a solid way to introduce "A Death in the Family" and "Under the Hood" to newer fans. Bruce Greenwood makes an excellent Bruce Wayne/Batman, and it's obvious he studied Kevin Conroy's perfect depiction of him to get prepared, but the big surprise to me was how well John Dimaggio (the voice of Bender from Futurama and Jake from Adventure Time) did as the Joker. He took cues from Mark Hamill, and it's obvious he did, but he did enough of his own take to make it all work. Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing was basically stunt casting, though, as he barely factors into the overall story, and Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood himself was solid enough.

People Involved

  • Bruce Greenwood (Bruce Wayne/Batman)
  • Jensen Ackles (Red Hood)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (Dick Grayson/Nightwing)
  • Jason Isaacs (Ras al Ghul)
  • John Di Maggio (The Joker)
  • Wade Williams (Black Mask)
  • Carlos Alazraqui (Chi Chi / Thug #1 / Baton)
  • Robert Clotworthy (Leon / Thug)
  • Gary Cole (Bobo / Commissioner Gordon / Shot / Guard)
  • Brian George (Ras Assistant)
  • Kelly Hu (Ms. Li)
  • Phil LaMarr (Rick / Bulk)
  • Alexander Martella (Young Robin / Jason Todd)
  • Vincent Martella (Robin / Jason Todd)
  • Jim Piddock (Alfred Pennyworth)
  • Kevin Michael Richardson (Tyler Bramford)
  • Andrea Romano (Reporter #1)
  • Dwight Schultz (Freddie / Drug Dealer)
  • Fred Tatasciore (Mercenary #1 / Amazo / Guard)
  • Keri Tombazian (Reporter #2 / Fearsome Hand Leader)
  • Bruce W. Timm (The Riddler)
  • Michael Villani (Reporter #3)
  • Brandon Vietti (Director)