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  • Summary: A lighthearted comedic fable about what happens when you get a "gift from God" (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan -- and it's due immediately. (Five Sisters Productions)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 70
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    60
    Frankly, the story behind Manna From Heaven is a truckload more interesting than the movie itself.
  3. Suffers from an overcomplicated plot, an overpopulated cast, a lot of corny humor and artificial contrivance, topped by a sluggish pace.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    This family affair is a squeaky-clean cable-ready comedy, unabashedly retro fluff.
  5. Colorful and cute. It would be better if it weren't quite so sitcommy and if it didn't outlast its ideas.
  6. 40
    The results are a bit amateurish, but wholesome and achingly sweet.
  7. Reviewed by: Nat Johnson
    20
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3

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