Metascore
86

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
    100
    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
    100
    Among the many remarkable qualities boasted by Manakamana, perhaps the most surprising is its humor.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Apr 15, 2014
    100
    You could hardly ask for a more beautiful vision of souls in transit.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Mar 27, 2014
    100
    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
    88
    Despite our narrow angle on Nepal, Manakamana peers into lives at close range.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 15, 2014
    88
    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
    81
    It is amazing, given the modesty of its scope and means, how much Manakamana is able to achieve.
User Score
5.0

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
    7
    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
    5
    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 »