• Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World (2015)

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Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World

Release Date: June 26th, 2015

PG |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco join forces to grant a five-year-old boy's wish to become Batman for a day, drawing worldwide attention.

Director: Dana Nachman

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 89
    Tim AppeloTheWrap

    The editing is ruthlessly efficient, and some of the talking-heads scenes are dramatized via lively comic-book renditions that lend visual panache. All the characters grab you, not just the kid. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The film is a fascinating look at how a true event can become a media event — and how courting the media can have good and bad results so mixed up that it’s hard to know where the good influence stops and the corrupting influence starts. show more

  • 88
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    This winning film wins you over without manipulation, without guile and without ulterior motives. If you can’t feel good about humanity after this one, you can’t feel good. show more

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