Batkid Begins
Batkid Begins (2015)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 26, 2015
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

While it's far from stellar filmmaking, there's a winning positive tone to this misty-eyed documentary.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

The message of Batkid Begins is, to me, Cynics of the world? You lost.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

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

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I'm still not sure if it warranted a full length documentary, but [it] is a fine ode to Batman and the human condition.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

With great cheer and good spirit, Batkid Begins tells a true story that will restore your faith in humanity.

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