Gifted (2017)

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 7, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gifted isn't quite as bright as its pint-sized protagonist, but a charming cast wrings respectably engaging drama out of a fairly predictable premise.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

It makes a compelling case for families, especially those that we consciously build, filling in the blanks that fate or happenstance have left behind. And it succeeds thanks to its very gifted young star.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A formulaic and manipulative tearjerker that is really nothing more than a woman's picture from a man's point of view.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Webb gets good performances from everyone, particularly Evans, suggesting an acting life for him beyond Captain America.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As scripted, Evelyn is too vicious to be persuasive, and Flynn undercuts her morally by stressing her lust for recognition.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Gifted" is an engaging comedy-drama that avoids becoming too much of a tearjerker.

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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

It was too much for me, even to the point of grating, but I must give young Miss Grace her due: She delivers some excellent ugly crying.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sure, it's a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

The film's heroine is extraordinarily gifted. The film itself, not so much.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Gifted doesn't shake up the genre, but it's very well-acted and endearing. Sometimes that makes a movie special enough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Predictable and yet competently brought to the screen account of what it might be like raising a genius-to-be. While everyone does their job it's the… More
Kameron Woodall
McKenna Grace out acts many in this cast.
KJ Proulx
Chris Evans has always been a favourite of mine. Steve Rogers/Captain America aside, he has really come to his own in the realm of independent cinema as well.… More
Philip Price
I was reading a piece last week by Jaime Weinman for Vox that talked about a shift in film criticism recently and how critics have become more socially… More
Bradley J
Gifted is a charming little bauble of a movie. Chris Evans turns in a nicely different performance here, apart from his Captain America days. McKenna Grace… More
Thomas Drufke
Marc Webb is developing a nice little career for himself. Gifted has a keen sense of emotional weight, even if it's ultimately a tad melodramatic with… More