Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Apr 17, 2014
    By focusing on such a narrow slice of Nepali life, Ms. Spray and Mr. Velez have ceded any totalizing claim on the truth and instead settled for a perfect incompleteness.
  2. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Apr 16, 2014
    Among the many remarkable qualities boasted by Manakamana, perhaps the most surprising is its humor.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Apr 15, 2014
    You could hardly ask for a more beautiful vision of souls in transit.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Mar 27, 2014
    On the whole, Manakamana succeeds by creating the ongoing anticipation of something, anything to happen next, a wholly unique sensation specific to its inventive design.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Jun 4, 2014
    Despite our narrow angle on Nepal, Manakamana peers into lives at close range.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 15, 2014
    A haunting experience, one that requires patience (and then some) but that offers spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic rewards beyond the immediate power of words to describe.
  7. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Mar 27, 2014
    It is amazing, given the modesty of its scope and means, how much Manakamana is able to achieve.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 18, 2014
    Pretty neat concept. Made me think of James Benning in a cable car. If you like his films, you will most definitely like this one. Bring your coffee!!! Full Review »
  2. Apr 18, 2014
    Directed by two people: one, not listed here on Metacritic (not surprised), has shown great dedication to Nepal over the years. The other, is ready to pick up his award. Full Review »