The Ultimate Gift
The Ultimate Gift (2006)

Filmmaker Michael O. Sajbel explores the relationship between wealth and happiness with this spiritual-minded tale about a privileged young man who receives a most unexpected inheritance. Adapted from the best-selling book by author Jim… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2007
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though The Ultimate Gift avoids religious speechifying like other Fox Faith films, it's dramatically inert with flat direction.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This new film moves along smoothly until Grandpa's most preposterous mission - which needlessly drags out the movie -- takes Jason to a severely caricatured Ecuador.

Boston Globe

Christian charity, in this movie, seems like a side-effect of capitalism.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The Ultimate Gift will put you in a diabetic coma.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think urban sophisticates can be people of faith who want to see movies, occasionally, that don't have the four-letter words, and I do embrace religion, but I think they have to be better than this.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

[James] Garner is good, and so is Brian Dennehy as a crusty ranch owner; Abigail Breslin, playing a leukemia patient, demonstrates that she was not a one-note wonder in Little Miss Sunshine.

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David Cornelius

It's Self-Help: The Movie, and it stinks to high heaven.

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Erin Clements
Time Out

If you missed the money-isn't-everything message, an end-credits recap outlines the story's salient points -- if you'd known, you could've skipped the rest.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

The Ultimate Gift is kind of like a feel-good Saw for churchgoers, minus the sadistic games of death.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

I haven't even read the book, and I know it has to be better than the movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Heartwarming, Heartbreaking, tender and tough. This is a movie worth watching by anyone of any age. There truly is more to life than money.
Leigh Ryan
Really cute.
Cynthia S.
Wonderful wholesome movie that grabs at your heart strings. The little girl Abigail Breslin (Emily Rose) is such a joy to watch. She has so much spunk, and… More
Bruce Bruce
Fox Family Movies Never Get A Fair Chance in The Movie Theathers, Wonder why I didn't hear about this one. Its one of the better movies you will see, Right… More
Drew Fuller, Abigal Breslin, Ali Hillis, James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether When his wealthy grandfather dies, trust fund baby Jason… More
Craig Sutcliffe
<u><b>Directed by:</u> Michael O. Sajbel.</b> <u><b>Starring:</u> Drew Fuller, Abigail Breslin, Ali Hillis, James… More

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