The Gift Reviews

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November 10, 2015
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.
August 20, 2015
The Gift chillingly illustrates what happens when fate reunites a class bully (Jason Bateman) with his prize victim, Gordo (Edgerton).
August 14, 2015
Clever and atmospheric, the film has enough twists to keep the average viewer guessing.
August 13, 2015
Officially, this is a blank-from-hell movie. But Edgerton has remixed the formula.
August 9, 2015
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.
August 7, 2015
Just when we think we know where The Gift is going, we're surprised. And then surprised again.
May 4, 2019
The Gift's reveal isn't worthy of the apprehension it creates, which is chiefly down to three classy performances. Thriller fans may be reasonably sated but The Gift lacks distinct juju.
May 2, 2019
The Gift is like finding a gem in a summer of mostly mediocre films. It's character-driven, well-developed, smartly written and finely acted.
April 5, 2019
The Gift might not smash the boundaries of genre filmmaking but therein lies its appeal; a smart, well-made thriller that balances high-minded cinema with genre thrills.
March 7, 2019
This is as solid a debut as a director could hope for, and I eagerly anticipate what Edgerton will cook up next.
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