Manna From Heaven Reviews

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October 23, 2003
You can tell what Manna wants to be -- a light-hearted-yet-profound, feel-good flick in the same vein as It's a Wonderful Life -- but it falls woefully short.
April 8, 2003
It's shot like a Lifetime-influenced student film, and the overall artlessness makes the spoony dialogue all the more glaring.
April 7, 2003
Too cute by half and at least a half-hour too long.
April 4, 2003
The five sisters responsible for the old-fashioned fable 'Manna From Heaven' have a lot of plates spinning in the air -- but even their 10 hands aren't enough to overcome the hokey, overstuffed plot and a messily hand-stitched, often illogical script.
April 3, 2003
While it would be easy to fault its lack of technical polish, somewhat discursive script and uneven performances, it is also refreshingly sincere, gentle and good-natured.
April 3, 2003
The Burtons' hearts are in the right place, but they need to get more tough-minded.
January 2, 2011
Well-meaning movie will bore younger kids
August 5, 2005
Malick's character quips, 'I'd hate to be a diabetic with all the sweetness floating around this joint,' and that's essentially one of the biggest problems.
December 5, 2003
The quality of the film doesn't quite match the loving care placed into it.
November 11, 2003
A flimsy, overcomplicated little comedy that--despite the title--is hardly a gift to audiences, divine or otherwise.
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