Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World

Theatrical Release: June 26, 2015
DVD Release: October 6, 2015
Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World


On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant a 5-year-old cancer patient his wish. “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World” looks at the ‘why’ of this international flash phenomenon.

Dove Review

“Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World” is the feel-good movie of the year, and it’s based on true events!

Miles Scott is a quiet, unassuming young boy who was diagnosed with Leukemia. Miles’ friends and family asked the Make a Wish Foundation to fulfill his desire to be a superhero for a day. They decided to wait until his treatments were done since the chemotherapy and steroids made him tired. The day finally arrived when they honored his wish, and what a day it was!

This documentary is the inspirational story of a child’s dream coming true. The film introduces us to the hundreds of wonderful people who worked together to fulfill Miles’ wish. It also explores the world-wide social media craze that catapulted the young boy into international fame. San Francisco became Gotham for a day as Miles, aka Batkid, saved the city. He squelched the ruthless plans of evil-doers like the Riddler and the Penguin with the help of his hero Batman, portrayed by acrobat volunteer Eric Johnston.

We were impressed with the emotional range the film brought out in our reviewers. From tears to cheers, we laughed and cried as we saw the outpouring of love and support that the world gave to Miles and his family. “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World” will make you believe that the world can be a better place if we love and share with one another. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this heartwarming documentary.

A note to parents: there is a single use of the word “hell” in the documentary, but it is used in a non-offensive way and reflects the emotional state of the person using it.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: G/MG/OMG-3; H-1.
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Director: Dana Nachman
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 87 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe