The film received generally mixed to positive reviews. IGN gave the film a rating of out of 10, saying " Son of Batman finds the humor amidst the more adult-oriented action elements in this latest DC animated adventure".  On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 75% based on 8 votes.  Common Sense Media gave the film a 4 star rating out of 5, stating "Violent and noirish Batman is engaging but cynical".  Conversely, Brian Lowry of Variety stated "at times this feels like a sitcom premise — a chop-socky "Full House", or maybe, “Full Cave”".  Tommy Cook for also gave the film a negative review, commenting "Striving for the dark edge of what I guess people expect from a Batman movie while still maintaining that Saturday morning toon sheen, the film feels mass produced to appeal to all (give the adults – gore; the kids – a spunky child sidekick.); however in the effort to appease everyone, SoB in fact caters to none".