The Gift Reviews

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December 4, 2016
The Gift is a film that just keeps on giving.
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 is ostensibly about the power of an idea, but this thoughtful film encourages us to look afresh at our own behaviour and relationships.
January 1, 2016
The taut script and slow-build ratchet the tension before a surprisingly nasty finale, with some perfect jump-out-of-your-seat shocks. All in all, a real gift.
December 10, 2015
"The Gift" is 2015's best low-octane thriller. Just settle down, sit back and let the events unfold. Things are not what they seem. We know.
December 4, 2015
The Gift may initially feel like it's something we've all seen before, but it builds to a tremendous crescendo. This is a dark and twisted gem of a thriller with a gut-punch of an ending.
November 23, 2015
Here's hoping that Edgerton's future films are as smart and nuanced as this one.
November 16, 2015
A grilled-cheese sandwich of a thriller, The Gift slaps a slice of Jason Bateman in the middle of a white bread story and throws him in the skillet until he ... starts to melt.
November 11, 2015
Brilliant.
November 11, 2015
It'll resonate for days as a powerful statement on how easily lives can be ruined by words.
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.
November 6, 2015
The best psychological thriller in ages.
November 5, 2015
Begins as a familiar 'Cape Fear'-type suspenser but twists into an unusual psychological drama that challenges the viewer's presumptions while critiquing a me-first culture that rewards deception and bullying.
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