Manifest West

2022

Action / Drama / Thriller

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67% · 9 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 5.0/10 10 735 735

Director

Top cast

Michael Cudlitz as Eric Lind
Lexy Kolker as Riley Hayes
Annet Mahendru as Alice Hayes
Tim Heidecker as Steve Danik
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835.85 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 8
1.68 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 12
830.22 MB
1280*532
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 3
1.67 GB
1920*798
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 3
4.03 GB
3838*1594
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dumbassgreg 5 / 10

Annet Mahendru

I watched once I saw Annet Mahendru name. Have been a fan since The americans. She does her usual excellent job . Michael cudlitz.is first rate also. Milo Gibson on other hand . Wonder if he got the part because of his last name. Did not even know who He was till checking credits after watching. He is not anywhere near their talent level. The rest of cast even young girls act circles around him.

As for story it does seem like Randy webber Ruby Ridge story. The scenery is beautiful . Must have been filmed pacific northwest or British columbia. If you are fan Mahendru or cudlitz maybe check it out. Otherwise pass on it.

Reviewed by OmStarsong 5 / 10

Slice of Life

Not sure why I need 600 characters, but here goes- It's a relatively well done film loosely based on Ruby Ridge I assume.. The acting is ok, the set acceptable.. The directing is even fine.. I think the problem is in the writing and editing.. The characters aren't fleshed out.. It's very bare bones and the timing seems slightly off.. Just too rushed.. But all of that is minor compared to the laziness of the basic story.. Been there, done that.. We get it already.. The system is broken and too many people fall thru the cracks.. Same ol', same ol'.. Where's the growth..? Where's the evolution of character and education of consciousness..? I want to see a wholistic arc giving us solutions and showing positive change.. This is just the same old negative Hollywood crap.. Where's the hope..? The parts were decent enough here, but they just don't add up to anything.. It's a real problem that would be better served by giving us something positive.. Maybe the budget was small and the producers just wanted to cut it short, but it could have been way better.. For the record I could have said all that with 100 characters or less.. And the younger girl probably did the best acting of all.. Everybody else was a bit cliche for their roles.. She seemed to actually have an idea what to do with her character, so props to her..! ?

Reviewed by Top_Dawg_Critic 8 / 10

Rookie filmmaking mistakes aside, this was better than I expected.

Novice filmmaker duo, co-writers and co-directors Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson were excellent in directing their cast, gave us beautifully shot scenes and cinematography, but had the writing been much tighter, this film could've been outstanding. For starters, all casting and performances were exceptional - they felt very convincing and real, even the little girls. The score was excellent and complimented the scenes perfectly. Going into this, the promotional description for this film was "a coming of age" story, which it was, but it was also a lot more that was too subtle to make this film great. The narrative was too uneven and incohesive with its subplots, which left many plot holes. It tried biting off more than it chewed in its 91 min runtime. Had the pacing been better, and some irrelevant scenes omitted and others expanded with more depth - even if an extra 15-20 mins were added, it would've made a huge difference. Nevertheless, a great one-time watch that will provoke many thoughts long after the film is over. It's a 7.5 rounded up to an 8/10, specifically for the exceptional performances and rookie mistakes forgiven to the novice filmmaker duo.

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