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½ March 30, 2018
Engaging and uplifting movie--even if slightly over the top in some parts. Disregard the cynical analysis of some critics.
½ March 26, 2018
An inspirational and thoughtful film, but it's also flat and sometimes boring.
November 29, 2017
The Ultimate Gift is a good family movie; it is about, faith, money, and hard work. The acting in the movie was good, and not cheesy, although it is not a very new movie. The main character Jason Stevens (Drew Fuller) is a (spoiled rich kid) adult who has always had everything handed to him. After the passing of his grandfather Red Stevens, the family gets together for the reading of the will to see what each of the family will inherit. Jason soon finds out that to get his inheritance he will have to go on a journey through a series of 12 gifts. In the movie, he will befriend a girl named Emily (Abigail Bresin) who is a leukemia cancer patient. Her acting was great and she had me laughing throughout the movie. The main character finds himself seeking his self-worth in money, and soon learns that there is more to life. This movie has many good life lessons in it, which I find enjoyable in a good film. If you are looking for a good wholesome movie for all ages with a few tears than this is the movie for you.
October 28, 2017
Critics are stupid, audiences are not: example no. 46. The Ultimate Gift is a heartbreaking and heartwarming film that focuses on many thought-provoking themes with dedicated performances from its cast including a charming Abigail Breslin and the character of infinitely patient Hamilton. It sends messages about how money can't buy you happiness, if you want money you have to earn it, forgiving your family members for a certain action they regret doing and the upsetting idea of dying. Which is even worse when it turns out you're likely to die prematurely. Watch The Ultimate Gift with your family and consider preparing tissues for when you're about to watch the movie.
April 21, 2017
An interesting story with a good meaning.
½ February 5, 2017
A naive propagation of stupid approach to christianity has nothing to offer and shows only sentimentality in it's worst and kitschiest way. The flat psychology of the characters caused by an obvious bad direction is extremely annoying as well as obtrusive moralizing.
November 22, 2016
Decent little holiday movie. May have played better on the Hallmark channel then in theaters.
½ June 5, 2016
good stuff & another lost review
May 30, 2016
A nice simple and enjoyable story
January 16, 2016
This is a fabulous movie. The values are time tested and those who dislike the movie based on "religious speechifying" need to get a life!
December 31, 2015
The Ultimate Gift is a disappointing film. It is about a deceased billionaire who leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift." Drew Fuller and Abigail Breslin give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Michael O. Sabjel did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.
½ October 5, 2015
Plays like a flat one note song....too bad it was Garner's last movie.
July 22, 2015
sniff :'( loved this feely touchy movie!!!!
June 22, 2015
This is a beautiful movie. It has sort of a weird climax but at the end it is rescuable.
April 3, 2015
Terrific movie ... very well done! What a wonderful series of lessons for any young person.
April 2, 2015
Cheesy, simplistic, predictable. But Ms. Breslin is absolutely outstanding, and now I want to watch Little Miss Sunshine just to see her in a better movie.
January 19, 2015
Great story and acting. This movie should be mandatory watching for students so they can learn to be grateful and prepared for life. I'm not sure why the critics rated it low, as I was very pleased with the entire movie.
December 31, 2014
A lovely story of life's struggle with values and the ultimate gift...
½ September 16, 2014
Inspirational movie, worth a watch. Discovering oneself is main theme of the movie.
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