The Gift (2015)HD Closed Captioning SDH
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About the Movie
Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, and Rebecca Hall star in a chilling psychological thriller that asks the question, "Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone?" Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going as planned until a chance run-in with Simon's high school acquaintance sends their world into a tailspin. At first Simon doesn't recognize Gordo (Edgerton), but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to contemplate: how well do we really know those closest to us, and are bygones ever really bygones?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 164
- Fresh: 152
- Rotten: 12
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Edgerton seems to have pulled "The Gift" right out of a time capsule from 1992.
Fresh: Just when we think we know where The Gift is going, we're surprised. And then surprised again.
Fresh: Clever and atmospheric, the film has enough twists to keep the average viewer guessing.
Fresh: Edgerton's touch as a director and writer is fluid - he eerily holds our attention, like Hitchcock holds a door for Tippi Hedren.
Love the director
But there is too much "Huh? What's that about?" A little more clarity would be helpful, the audience cannot read your mind and likely does not have your cultural intuitions. And did I mention, I love the director. :)
As I watched this movie I saw myself in what I thought was the protagonist. This even made it more uncomfortable as the plot unfolded. So yep, this movie packs some punch and has some twists and turns. Acting and story are both good. Only reason I not 5 stars is I reserve that for the very best movies to prevent “grade inflation”.
Well-done and so entertaining
This movie is like reading a good book and feeling that you didn’t waste your time. This is one of the best, if not the best movie I’ve watched all year. It is outstanding. It’s thoroughly enjoyable and keeps you engaged throughout the movie. It really is a “Gift” to someone who is tired of watching bad movies. You will not be disappointed.