Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dana Nachman|
|Produced by||Dana Nachman|
|Written by||Dana Nachman|
|Music by||Dave Tweedie|
|Cinematography||Don Hardy Jr.|
|Edited by||Kurt Kuenne|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Batkid Begins is a 2015 American documentary film co-produced (with Liza Maek), co-written (with Kurt Kuenne) and directed by Dana Nachman. The documentary follows Miles Scott, an American child and cancer survivor. His wish was to be "Batkid", a sidekick of the eponymous comic book superhero Batman. Once the request went out, thousands of volunteers, city officials, businesses and supporters rallied to turn San Francisco, California into "Gotham City" – the fictional home city of Batman, on November 15, 2013, for one of the largest and most elaborate Make-A-Wish projects ever staged. The film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on June 26, 2015.
- Miles Scott as Batkid / Himself
- Eric Johnson as Batman
- Philip Watt as Riddler
- Mike Jutan as Penguin
- Sue Graham Johnston as Damsel in Distress
- Joel Zimei as Lou Seal
- Or Oppenheimer as Catwoman
- Ron Oppenheimer as Superman
- Nick Scott as Himself
- Natalie Scott as Herself
- Ryan Scott as Robin / Himself
- Ed Lee as Mayor of San Francisco
- Greg Suhr as Chief of Police
Batkid Begins received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 81%, based on 58 reviews, with a rating of 7.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Sweet and unabashedly sentimental, Batkid Begins is an uplifting look at a selfless act that brought a city together." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 63 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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