Manna From Heaven Reviews

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.
April 3, 2003
Though its heart is in the right place, this would-be feel-good sensation never puts the other pieces together.
October 24, 2002
Overall it is a nice effort by Five Sisters Productions, which has given audiences a much-needed reprieve from the angst, irony and mean-spiritedness that is endemic to modern cinema.