Emmanuel's Gift

Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The heroic struggle of its subject is clearly meant to inspire, but it also seems destined to shame weak-willed viewers who'd crumble under much less formidable obstacles.
  2. 60
    This feel-good profile barely touches on the political and cultural ramifications of Emmanuel's work. Narration by Oprah increases the aura of a civics lesson.
  3. Samson Chan's color-saturated visuals add punch to the absorbing narrative, but overall this documentary plays like slickly packaged TV fare, right down to the plugs for Nike.
  4. Sadly, Emmanuel's Gift is a powerful story of political change almost smothered by contrivance.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. M.Trin
    Jul 4, 2006
    5
    The producers managed to screw-up a very compelling subject. The extraordinary fate of Emmanuel and Jim McLaren are inspirational in their The producers managed to screw-up a very compelling subject. The extraordinary fate of Emmanuel and Jim McLaren are inspirational in their own right. But the film is smothered with a heavy hand of syrupy Full Review »
  2. Dorrie
    Mar 20, 2006
    10
    A wonderful movie! The story of an incredible man! Very well done. We all loved it!