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.
September 8, 2020
Gifted isn't a brilliant film, but films don't always need to be brilliant.
August 30, 2020
Like Evans himself, the film is a good-natured, easily likeable experience that may not test convention, but plays out in a satisfying and affecting manner.
July 2, 2020
While there are glimpses of subtlety within this film, it is all together too slight and surface-level. It is a light-hearted bit of sentimental fluff that fans of Evans will enjoy and there is even a bonus one-eyed cat.
May 5, 2020
Te concept of the new film from director Marc Webb seems deceptively simple, but as Tom Flynn's deft screenplay (plucked from the 2014 blacklist) scratches the surface, things get complicated and often painful.
March 26, 2020
Gifted remains breezy and adorable for the bulk of its runtime.
October 18, 2019
Let's face it. We need the occasional, charming, albeit imperfect tearjerker that ends well, don't we?
March 12, 2019
The courtroom scenes are uninspired and boring.
March 2, 2019
Gifted, without a doubt, has to be considered one of the more life-affirming watches of 2017.
February 12, 2019
Gifted isn't a great movie. But the quality of the performances infuses the film with at least some of the necessary drama.
December 20, 2018
This family-friendly drama is sweet, smart, funny, and charming, the cinematic equivalent of a snuggly, cozy sweater.
December 19, 2018
Gifted, a film that could easily have been written and produced on the Lifetime Movie Network, is a surprisingly refreshing family dramedy.
November 12, 2018
Overall, the movie is good and does well to tug at the audience's heart.
October 5, 2018
There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not exactly a knockout, either.
August 22, 2018
Relationships and life are sticky, particularly when you involve children, and "Gifted" shows us just how tumultuous life can be.
May 8, 2018
With relatable characters and naturalistic dialogue, Gifted feels remarkably real as it tugs at your heartstrings one by one.
March 22, 2018
For a film about the conflicts of being special, Gifted is a bit too typical to really stand out.
December 27, 2017
Webb gets good performances from everyone, particularly Evans, suggesting an acting life for him beyond Captain America.
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.
December 5, 2017
Gifted doesn't shake up the genre, but it's very well-acted and endearing. Sometimes that makes a movie special enough.
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