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Gift, The (2015) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2355

Avg. Rating:

2.85/4

# of Ratings:

40

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/07/2015

DVD Release:

10/27/2015

Director:

Joel Edgerton

Actors:

Joel Edgerton
Jason Bateman
Rebecca Hall
Beau Knapp
David Denman
Tim Griffin

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man and his wife looking to reinvigorate their relationship find their lives derailed when an old friend from school re-enters their lives and dredges up dangerous secrets from the past. -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak 02/13/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Joel Edgerton scores a home run with not only a great performance but also turning out to be both a great screenwriter, and a great director. The Gift is a wickedly suspenseful and darkly comical thriller that also features good performances from Jason Bateman in a dramatic turn and the still underappreciated Rebecca Hall.

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Matthew Brady 12/31/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This is Joel Edgerton first directed movie and it sure was an impressive one, as from start till finished the movie kept me guessing. The best thing to describe "The Gift" is that it's unpredictable and it's not a cliche that trailer advert it to be. It's absolutely worth checking out.

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  Pat
Pat
Producer
 

05/31/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Bait" man?

The Gift, written and directed by Joel Edgerton, shines in a particular way no movie has made me feel since David Fincher’s Gone Girl. This movie grips you right from the start, with a married couple being stalked by a strange man named Gordo in the form of giving gifts. What this movie succeeds at are a lot of things, but the most important aspect of success in the film is the fact that it lets you be the detective. Throughout this entire movie you may find yourself going back and forth on who to root for, which is true mystery right there.

There are pretty much three characters in this movie, and to our fortune, all three roles are acted perfectly. Jason Bateman nails it along with Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton as Gordo. The film touches on themes like...well I am not going to spoi...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  cinegeek.de
cinegeek.de
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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Raffiniert

Ist das einer dieser Filme, in denen sich ein alter Bekannter zu Hause einschleicht? Ein "Home Invasion Thriller"? Das Ehepaar Simon und Robyn (Jason Bateman und Rebecca Hall) lebt in einem grosszügigen modernen Haus mit Panorama Fenstern. Drum herum ist es grün, wir befinden uns in den Bergen vor Los Angeles. Dann spricht Gordo (Joel Edgerton) die Beiden an. Offenbahr ist er ein alter Schulfreund von Simon. Er wirkt einsam, kommt uneingeladen, macht Geschenke. Schliesslich will Simon den Kontakt abbrechen und Gordo wird unangenehm... Bald stellen sich Eskalationsstufen ein und alles wird in Frage gestellt. Wir befinden uns mitten in einem Katz-und-Maus-Spiel, dass Klischees lieber vermeidet als in sie zu stolpern. Manchmal leidet die Glaubwürdigkeit der Figuren darunter, denn T...

 

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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11/01/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The Truth Hurts

The Gift is the rare film that not only keeps you on your toes, but does so in a way that is both clever and unnerving. Joel Edgerton's directorial debut gives me high hopes for his future behind the camera. Plus, he proves that Jason Bateman can play manipulative and scary just as well as he can play the funny guy.

We open with Simon (Bateman) and his wife, Robyn (Rebecca Hall) in the process of moving from Chicago to California. Simon is in line for a new job and Robyn is trying to find stability after losing a baby. Soon after, while shopping, they run into Gordon "Gordo" Mosely - who Simon went to school with. After finally realizing who he is, they chat up a little and head back home. Soon enough, Gordo is leaving them gifts and stopping by unannounced. Though Robyn fin...

Rating of
3/4 

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  lastonetoleave
lastonetoleave
Producer
 

08/27/2015 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The Gift

The Gift (2015) R Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a married couple whose life is going great. Then, in walks Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an old high school classmate who starts sending Simon mysterious gifts that may unlock the past that he doesn’t want to revisit. I loved this film that is full of so many twists that every time I thought I had figured out what was going to happen, it would turn out I was completely wrong. Joel Edgerton (who also directed the film) is brilliant as the strange and needy Gordo. Bateman is perfectly cast as Simon, the seemingly nice husband who may have something from his past to hide. The film really revolves around Robyn, and Hall is up to the task of playing the very complex wife who thinks Gordo is worth keeping as a friend. I am not tot...

Rating of
3/4 

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