General Information

Glossary: B
Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 87 minutes
Genre: Biography, Documentary, Family
Directors: Dana Nachman
IMDB: Batkid Begins (2015)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 6.8


TheWrap - Tim Appelo
The editing is ruthlessly efficient, and some of the talking-heads scenes are dramatized via lively comic-book renditions that lend visual panache. All the characters grab you, not just the kid.
Movie Nation - Roger Moore
This winning film wins you over without manipulation, without guile and without ulterior motives. If you can’t feel good about humanity after this one, you can’t feel good.
The A.V. Club - Unnamed
Miles treats this whole experience with an affectingly genuine innocence—something that the filmmakers, and many of the participants, seem to think can be bottled and sold as a soul-cleansing palliative.
San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle
The film is a fascinating look at how a true event can become a media event — and how courting the media can have good and bad results so mixed up that it’s hard to know where the good influence stops and the corrupting influence starts.
The Dissolve - Tasha Robinson
Batkid’s story is fun in part because it’s so joyously frivolous. He’s cute because he’s a tiny version of a big thing. Trying to blow him up into something bigger than he is spoils some of what makes him special.

Batkid Begins (2015)

On November 15, 2013, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old leukemia patient his wish to be Batman for a day. "Batkid Begins" looks at why and how this phenomenon took place, becoming one of the biggest "good news" stories of all time.