Batkid Begins
Batkid Begins poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDana Nachman
Written byDana Nachman
Kurt Kuenne
Produced byDana Nachman
Liza Meak
StarringMiles Scott
Eric Johnston
Or Oppenheimer
Ron Oppenheimer
CinematographyDon Hardy Jr.
Naomi Ture
Edited byKurt Kuenne
Music byDave Tweedie
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$74,709[1]

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.



The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 24, 2015.[2] On March 12, 2015, Warner Bros. acquired the film.[3] The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 26, 2015.[4]


Batkid Begins received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 82%, based on 60 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."[5] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 63 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ "Batkid Begins (2015)". Box Office Mojo. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Yamato, Jen (January 9, 2015). "[VIDEO] 'Batkid Begins' Draws Poster Icon Drew Struzan Out Of Retirement". Deadline. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Lang, Brent (March 12, 2015). "'Batkid' Documentary: New Line Nabs Rights to 'BatKid Begins'". Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (April 7, 2015). "'Batkid' Documentary Coming to Theaters in June". Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Batkid Begins (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Batkid Begins Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 7, 2015.