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The Gift (2015)

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Critic Consensus: The Gift is wickedly smart and playfully subversive, challenging the audience's expectations while leaving them leaning on the edges of their seats.

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Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? (C) Styx

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Cast

Susan May Pratt
as Rhonda Ryan
Wendell Pierce
as Detective Mills
Beau Knapp
as Detective Walker
Tim Griffin
as Kevin 'KK' Keelor
Nash Edgerton
as Frank Dale
Mirrah Foulkes
as Wendy Dale
Felicity Price
as Dr. Angela Derezio
Stacey Bender
as Office Worker
Melinda Allen
as Real Estate Agent
Jyothsna Venkatesh
as East Indian
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Critic Reviews for The Gift

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (29)

It's a concept that's more often the basis of arrested development comedies about late bloomers who finally come into their own, but there's nothing funny about how the past looms over the adults that Gordo and Simon have become.

Full Review… | November 10, 2015
BuzzFeed News
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The Gift chillingly illustrates what happens when fate reunites a class bully (Jason Bateman) with his prize victim, Gordo (Edgerton).

Full Review… | August 20, 2015
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

Clever and atmospheric, the film has enough twists to keep the average viewer guessing.

Full Review… | August 14, 2015
ReelViews
Top Critic

Officially, this is a blank-from-hell movie. But Edgerton has remixed the formula.

Full Review… | August 13, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

The Gift starts out like so many other thrillers before it - with an attractive, well-to-do couple purchasing a big new house - and then beats its own, uniquely tense and twisted path from there.

Full Review… | August 9, 2015
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Just when we think we know where The Gift is going, we're surprised. And then surprised again.

August 7, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for The Gift

½

The Gift is devious and calculating with a twist that's inconceivable. The film is able to garner up enough suspense and a thorough story to make for a surprisingly suspenseful tale of past, present and future. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

I wish this "gift" came with a receipt so I could return it. Despite good-to-adequate acting and stylish cinematography, "The Gift" is so preposterously improbable and low on suspense, I don't think you'd get more satisfaction or thrills than watching Aunt Minnie unwrap her presents at her 90th birthday party.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

½

Good thriller. Interesting who you end up having sympathy for. Or I did... Still debating that ending.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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