Reviews

Oct 31, 2019
Sweet and winning and makes us all feel a little better about the world in which we live
Mar 13, 2019
Nachman understands the true value and meaning of Miles' story, and with luck Batkid Begins will keep his dream alive for years to come.
Aug 10, 2017
The message of Batkid Begins is, to me, Cynics of the world? You lost.
Nov 11, 2015
I'm still not sure if it warranted a full length documentary, but [it] is a fine ode to Batman and the human condition.
Oct 5, 2015
With great cheer and good spirit, Batkid Begins tells a true story that will restore your faith in humanity.
Sep 2, 2015
It tells the story in a powerful and uncomplicated way.
Aug 14, 2015
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.
Jul 23, 2015
Cynics can carp. Let them. But don't be one of them.
Jul 20, 2015
It's refreshing to see a film that's completely lacking in cynicism.
Jul 16, 2015
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
Nachman, for her part, diligently tries not to lose sight of the child at the center of it all.
Jul 16, 2015
If you have the opportunity to see Batkid, I encourage you to buy a ticket. It won't change our world. But it could change us. Then we can improve the world. Batman would like that.
Jul 15, 2015
"Begins" journeys into the heart of charity and community support, clearing away the ugliness of the world for 80 minutes to bask in the glow of what was intended to be a block-wide event that eventually snowballed into a global phenomenon.
Jul 13, 2015
Get ready to have your spirits lifted by Batkid Begins, the most heartwarming film you're going to see this year.
Jul 12, 2015
There's a wealth of material to draw on, almost as if a documentary-to-be-named later was already on someone's mind. In any case, Nachman puts it all to good use, relaying the conception, planning, preparation and execution of the day.
Jul 11, 2015
This is the kind stuff that you cannot make up.
Jul 10, 2015
Though it's easy to contrast "Batkid Begins" with "Dear Zachary" - tears of heartache replaced with tears of joy - both are about coming out of tragedy with a positive outlook for the future & rewarding the often thankless task of being a great parent.
Jul 10, 2015
If watching "Batkid Begins" doesn't move you, I seriously don't know what will. And who doesn't love a five-year-old superhero?
Jul 10, 2015
For one day, at least, the optimists among us could revel in the good-heartedness of people the world over.
Jul 9, 2015
As a record of the event it's amiable enough, but also a bit ragged and more than a little self-satisfied.