The Gift Reviews

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.
October 30, 2017
It's a competent but unrewarding watch.
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.
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.
January 1, 2016
[The Gift features] a disturbing change in focus, one that drops you deep inside a whole other set of clichs.
August 21, 2015
Edgerton the director makes a competent debut here, but Edgerton the actor is all wrong for the part of Gordon -- he's a cool kid doing his impression of a nerd. Even worse, the final reveal is pretty repellent.
August 14, 2015
The conclusion will probably stun you, and it's firmly good and scary. But possibly not worth waiting through everything before it.
August 7, 2015
"The Gift" is full of various ludicrous acts, though, in full disclosure, I did scream at one predictable surprise --- shame on me!
August 7, 2015
[The conclusion] dramatically overplays its hand and overstays its welcome almost more than Gordo himself.
August 7, 2015
It touches on notions of trust, the male ego and forgiveness, but Edgerton doesn't overturn any new stones.
August 6, 2015
The movie's finale resolves everything by raising another, ultimately unanswered question, which would be a fascinating solution, if not for how repugnant that question is.
August 6, 2015
Even before it hurtles off the rails, the plot has enough holes to fill the Albert Hall.
August 6, 2015
The Gift is one of those rare movies that doesn't really work at all but keeps you watching as the mistakes and bad calls keep piling up. You want to see where it goes, you want to see if it can pull out of the dive.
August 3, 2015
Descends into emotional idiocy and insufficient intrigue to end in a disgusting place that presumes that a woman is an appropriate pawn in games men play.