Batkid Begins


Batkid Begins (2015)


Critic Consensus: Sweet and unabashedly sentimental, Batkid Begins is an uplifting look at a selfless act that brought a city together.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

Batkid Begins Photos

Movie Info

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish. The documentary "Batkid Begins" looks at the "why" of this flash phenomenon. Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest "good news stories" ever? The film explores what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral, and reveals surprising truths about what happens when a nerve is touched in our digital society. Will Make-A-Wish fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life? In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide; did Miles need the world for inspiration? Or did the world need Miles? (C) Warner Bros

Watch it now


News & Interviews for Batkid Begins

Critic Reviews for Batkid Begins

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (20)

The deeper we go into Dana Nachman's unquestioning, feature-length cheerleading film, the more uncomfortable I felt about the reaction of one person to that magical and overwhelming day. Miles.

Aug 14, 2015 | Rating: 2/4

Cynics can carp. Let them. But don't be one of them.

Jul 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Unfortunately Batkid Begins is so rigidly upbeat that it begins to seem like one of those really cheesy Hallmark movies on TV.

Jul 16, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Nachman, for her part, diligently tries not to lose sight of the child at the center of it all.

Jul 16, 2015 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Batkid Begins has the feel of a barn-raising gone global.

Jul 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/4

The seams occasionally show, especially whenever the shy, overwhelmed Miles grows tired or reluctant - or whenever the easily defeated villains start to look like so many overstuffed dolls - but it's impossible to say "no" to this project.

Jul 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Batkid Begins

There are no featured reviews for Batkid Begins at this time.

Batkid Begins Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features