Manna From Heaven
Manna From Heaven (2002)

Sisters Gabrielle C. and Maria Burton direct the independent comedy Manna From Heaven, written by their mother, Gabrielle B. Burton, and produced by their siblings at Five Sisters Productions. In Buffalo, NY, during the '50s, the wind… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 14, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News

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.

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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

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.

Liz Perle
Common Sense Media

Well-meaning movie will bore younger kids

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Nat Johnson
Village Voice

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

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

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.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The quality of the film doesn't quite match the loving care placed into it.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Too cute by half and at least a half-hour too long.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The Burtons' hearts are in the right place, but they need to get more tough-minded.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A flimsy, overcomplicated little comedy that--despite the title--is hardly a gift to audiences, divine or otherwise.

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