The Gift

Not Every Gift Is Welcome.


The Gift
A young married couple's life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. The man does not recognize his friend at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As the wife learns the unsettling truth about what happened between the two men, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

108 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Detective/Mystery, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman, Tim Griffin, Busy Philipps
Director
Joel Edgerton
ScreenplayJoel Edgerton
MusicDanny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
CinematographyEduard Grau
EditingLuke Doolan
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byBlue-Tongue Films, Blumhouse Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageFairly frequent, moderate impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, mild impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconStaal jou vir een van giftigste rillers vanjaar.
15
Cape Times
Jon Frosch quote iconUnhealthy friendship.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThe Gift is the sort of thriller that keeps on giving until the very end.
12
Metacritic.com
31 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
147 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon The Gift is wickedly smart and playfully subversive, challenging the audience's expectations while leaving them leaning on the edges of their seats.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconNew twist on familiar thriller setup has tension, swearing.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
281 users
17
Rottentomatoes users
44359 users
14
Internet
44861 Netizens quote iconThe movie you didn't know you had to see this summer
14

Average .. 75%

15

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