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Batkid Begins Reviews

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June 26, 2015
Nachman's documentary does a great job of showing the many pieces that came into place for Miles' moment, but it doesn't look much at what's underneath it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2015
Any hope of meaningful reflection or insight is doused by a steady drip of often redundant and banal observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2015
The filmmakers lay on such a thick layer of schmaltz that you'll need a cape and cowl of your own for protection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2015
This is not to diminish the incredible efforts put forth by many on that 2013 day. But if Batkid Begins is meant to chronicle those events, why does it seem so incurious about getting to the roots of how such a phenomenon occurred?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 25, 2015
Marveling without questioning, the movie is content to package the phenomenon and coast on its feel-good wave. Yet, somewhere around the midpoint, I began to wonder who was most thrilled by all this fuss.
July 16, 2015
Unfortunately Batkid Begins is so rigidly upbeat that it begins to seem like one of those really cheesy Hallmark movies on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 25, 2015
Expands a two-minute viral video into a feature-length dry procedural of city permits, bitty bat costumes, street closures and savvy social promotion
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2015
... too often feels shallow and superficial, missing a chance to provide depth and context beyond the basics.
July 9, 2015
At some point ... we notice Batkid Begins is also a way to call attention to other parties, massive Silicon Valley corporations that jump on the Batkid bandwagon - including Apple, Twitter, Facebook and, most suspiciously, Uber ...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 9, 2015
As a record of the event it's amiable enough, but also a bit ragged and more than a little self-satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 9, 2017
The message of Batkid Begins is, to me, Cynics of the world? You lost.
June 25, 2015
It emphasizes just how much effort went into pulling the day together, and it's a fitting tribute to the volunteers who went above and beyond to bring a little boy's dream to life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 2, 2015
It tells the story in a powerful and uncomplicated way.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 4, 2015
Batkid Begins is almost better than Xanax. It's like swallowing a little yellow happy pill with the Bat signal on it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2015
Contagiously joyous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2015
Batkid Begins uses its unforced sentiment and real emotional depth to (at least temporarily) slay any misanthropic feelings or cynical thoughts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 13, 2015
Get ready to have your spirits lifted by Batkid Begins, the most heartwarming film you're going to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2015
There's plenty of space for cynicism in this bitter, cold world, but Batkid Begins makes a fine case for an authentically rare mass moment of everyone acting like a decent person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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