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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Regrettably, neither cast nor crew is able to save it from itself. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Colorful and cute. It would be better if it weren't quite so sitcommy and if it didn't outlast its ideas. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Hokey, overstuffed plot and a messily hand-stitched, often illogical script. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The results are a bit amateurish, but wholesome and achingly sweet. show more

  • 70
    Dave Kehr The New York Times

    A product neither of Hollywood nor the New York-Sundance indie axis, Manna From Heaven is a true outsider film, and 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. show more

  • 60
    Mark Olsen L.A. Weekly

    Frankly, the story behind Manna From Heaven is a truckload more interesting than the movie itself. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Suffers from an overcomplicated plot, an overpopulated cast, a lot of corny humor and artificial contrivance, topped by a sluggish pace. show more

  • 50
    Joe Leydon Variety

    This family affair is a squeaky-clean cable-ready comedy, unabashedly retro fluff. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    It's shot like a Lifetime-influenced student film, and the overall artlessness makes the spoony dialogue all the more glaring. show more

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