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: 72% 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.

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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Joanne Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

The heartwarming moments between Frank and Mary that pulls the ultimate heartstrings.

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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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Jim Schembri

[A] sweet-natured, button-pushing custody drama...Warm, life-affirming and mounted on a small scale.

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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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Ellie Walker-Arnott
Time Out

The question at the movie's heart is: What is best for Mary? The answer Gifted chooses is predictable, but that doesn't stop the movie from messing with your tear ducts.

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tt stern-enzi
Cincinnati CityBeat

Gifted, under more traditional studio care, could have easily remained a sentimental tearjerker. But I would beg audiences to follow director Webb and screenwriter Flynn beneath the surface trappings.

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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