Gifted Reviews

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September 24, 2020
A film can rise or fall entirely on its screenplay, and in portraying the struggles of smart people, Gifted comes across as very, very dumb.
March 12, 2019
The courtroom scenes are uninspired and boring.
October 5, 2018
There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not exactly a knockout, either.
March 22, 2018
For a film about the conflicts of being special, Gifted is a bit too typical to really stand out.
December 19, 2017
It was too much for me, even to the point of grating, but I must give young Miss Grace her due: She delivers some excellent ugly crying.
October 13, 2017
Melodramatic weepies aren't inherently bad, but no one acts like a real person in Gifted, so the drama falls flat.
September 6, 2017
The performances are better than the material, with Evans movie-star stoic while Octavia Spencer makes the most of an underwritten role as Frank's landlord and Mary's devoted karaoke pal.
August 22, 2017
Gifted isn't complex or subtle.
July 19, 2017
The end of this family drama with everything and judgment with painful statements about the past, you can imagine, there is nothing surprising. [Full review in Spanish]
July 12, 2017
The film is seen with relative interest because of the implausibility of the bases of the argument: it wants to keep your attention with unconvincing unknowns. [Full review in Spanish]
July 4, 2017
This familiar melodrama and light romance cocktail gives the feeling of being a predictable tv film. [Full review in Spanish]
June 21, 2017
Though featuring great performances and an undeniable warmth, Gifted's best moments are overshadowed by its cynically tear-jerking formula.
June 16, 2017
It disappointingly gets tangled up in plot contrivances, and the real issue of gifted children is just a gooey fantasy.
June 15, 2017
Evans's dependable charisma and Grace's defiant odd-duck quality just about keep the basic story afloat, but only just.
June 15, 2017
Here it is. The future of mainstream Hollywood cinema. A place where not only do comic book blockbusters and superhero movies dominate the children's film category, but they inevitably bleed into, and infect, "grown-up" cinema too.
June 12, 2017
As solid and watchable as Evans is, it's not enough to lift Gifted above movie-of-the-week territory.
April 28, 2017
... a heartfelt but manipulative tearjerker that never digs into the various moral dilemmas at its core with much sincerity or authenticity.
April 21, 2017
Functions reasonably well as an ankle-deep melodrama until its third act, when characters are thrown into the gears of the plot machine.
April 21, 2017
Essentially a watered-down version of Searching for Bobby Fischer, Gifted is earnest but phony.
April 21, 2017
It's ultimately difficult to label Gifted as anything more than a disappointingly generic drama that would, stripped of its leading man, feel perfectly at home on Lifetime...
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