The Gift Reviews

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October 30, 2017
It's a competent but unrewarding watch.
October 16, 2017
Joel Edgerton just released his directorial debut, The Gift, and it's really good. So while yes, fewer actors should become directors, Joel Edgerton gets a pass because he is actually good at it.
October 11, 2017
Instead of being a generic horror or psychological thriller, The Gift is a superior drama with a plethora of thrilling moments.
September 12, 2017
The Gift is efficiently and quite memorably chilling.
August 17, 2017
[The gift] moves beyond a routine stalker-thriller and creating something deeply unsettling in anyone who ever wondered how they were perceived back in high school and the extent to which they have changed.
June 14, 2017
There are promising moments here, but The Gift is too on-the-nose to convince as a fully formed feature. A commendable effort, nonetheless.
January 17, 2017
The Gift is almost unbearably tense
December 4, 2016
The Gift is a film that just keeps on giving.
May 27, 2016
It concludes with one of the most repugnant turns this side of a '60s-era exploitation "roughie," a "twist" so vile it pretty much cancels out the considerable skill and accomplishment of what's preceded it.
April 12, 2016
The third act of "The Gift" is so gross, so exploitative that it's a wonder it made it from page to screen uncontested.
April 6, 2016
[The movie] twists an awkward encounter with an old high-school acquaintance into a cracking psychological thriller that offers some genuine surprises.
April 5, 2016
Joel Edgerton has enogh smarts and directorial instinct so as not to bet everything on the screenplay's ingenuity. The film's strong spatial notion is proof of this. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 5, 2016
Anchored by a few strong performances and an intriguing central story, The Gift is certainly not without a fault, but it's got enough about it to leave it lingering in your mind after the credits roll.
March 22, 2016
A film that shows us a potential great filmmaker that watches every detail in order to surprise you. [Full review in Spanish]
March 15, 2016
The Girft is a psychological thriller that knows how to create a certain disqueting feel in its spectators, parting from a subtle yet powerful creepy vibes. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 1, 2016
The brilliant performances of the three leads add to the film's insight into human behavior and portrayal of a socio-economic culture that closes its eyes to those who exploit the weak just because they can.
February 24, 2016
In its more sophisticated aspects, The Gift is the triumph of an acting-writing-directing triple threat who knows what an audience wants, but also just how much they need.
January 3, 2016
Joel Edgerton proves a triple threat in "The Gift," as writer, director, and creepy villain of the piece.
January 1, 2016
[The Gift features] a disturbing change in focus, one that drops you deep inside a whole other set of clichs.
January 1, 2016
The Gift is ostensibly about the power of an idea, but this thoughtful film encourages us to look afresh at our own behaviour and relationships.
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