The Gift
The Gift (2000)

Supernatural horror meets character drama in this Sam Raimi-directed thriller. Set in Georgia, the film concerns a widowed mother named Annie (Cate Blanchett) who is blessed with the ability to have psychic visions. When Annie is asked to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 6, 2001
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57%
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55%



Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a reported budget of around 10 million, The Gift is obviously a labor of love for those involved. Unfortunately, the A-list cast can't prevent the movie from becoming a by-the-numbers whodunit with an ending that's all but unsatisfactory.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

There's really just one reason to see the Southern freak show that is Sam Raimi's The Gift, and fortunately it's the best reason: to watch the star of the piece.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Uneven and conventional.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A superior horror movie for older teens.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

A glorious textbook example of a gifted film maker's ability to transform a familiar genre and, thrillingly, to confound our expectations in the process.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The movie has an impressive cast. Blanchett is a terrific actress who deserves better than this.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Though "The Gift" is tonally uneven, it's still worth a watch if only for the mood and inherent dread present.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Raimi's latest picture, The Gift, looks like an attempt to create a classier version of the kind of horror movie that established his reputation nearly two decades ago.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

like going to the county fair and getting ripped off by the traveling sideshows

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Who would have thought Sam Raimi could have made a film in which the dead are harmless, even helpful?

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
A Supernatural Thriller with a convincing, natural performance by Cate Blanchett and a unique angle on a Murder investigation. There is something of an… More
Conner Rainwater
Really odd and nothing like Sam Raimi's usual style, but it's not terrible by any means. Actually, you can almost take the psychic aspect seriously.… More
Sophie Burgess
My second viewing of The Gift led me to realise how formulaic and structured the screenplay actually is. Yes it has some 'twists' and a guessing game… More
Anthony Lawrie
Not Raimi's best but the good cast do make up for it.
Mark Walker
Anytime Sam Raimi is mentioned in connection with the occult, the "Evil Dead" springs to mind. This however, is not quite the hilarious gore fest… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Sheriff Pearl Johnson: Miss Wilson, I don't believe in what you do. I'll just be straight with you. Not only that, I don't like it. But,… More

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