Batkid Begins Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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 ...
July 1, 2015
... too often feels shallow and superficial, missing a chance to provide depth and context beyond the basics.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
June 22, 2015
Any hope of meaningful reflection or insight is doused by a steady drip of often redundant and banal observations.