When movie lovers are looking back on the best of 2001, they will still be marveling at the beauty, intelligence and seemingly effortless mastery of Ms. Blanchett's performance.
But there were few, if any, better performances in 2000 than the one Blanchett gives here, and Raimi's crafty blend of dramatic realism and supernatural knowledge is one of the year's best directing con jobs.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings
Jul 13, 2014The Gift is engrossing, well-scripted, and beautifully shot until the final quarter. Then, the movie gets very movie-ish and preposterous with an unsatisfying ending. But the performances alone in this star-studded cast are what make this movie, especially Blanchett's emotionally moving portrayal of a woman secluded from society because of her psychic powers. Ultimately, I recommend seeing The Gift; it's a fine piece of filmmaking.… Full Review »
Jul 10, 2014The Gift has refined acting by the cast and impressive special effects. The movie has a creepy, unsettling
atmosphere similar to The Ninth Gate. Sam Raimi used his trademark directing style in the movie, and
the movie has a winding storyline that will keep you involved. One of the best thrillers I've seen, A+.… Full Review »
Jun 29, 2014The Gift is an extraordinary supernatural thriller with Cate Blanchett. Also in the movie is Giovanni Ribisi, Katie Holmes, Keanu Reeves, J.K. Simmons from Spiderman and Katie Holmes. All the acting is great and the film has a spooky atmosphere. The effects are well shot and the plot is deep. A girl goes missing played by Katie Holmes and Cate plays a psychic named Annie. The authorities ask her if she can try and see what's happened to her. She comes up with nothing but little by little she sees clues as to how she was
murdered. She has dreams but she's not sure what the dreams mean.
The murderer is someone she knows but she's not aware of that. Keanu Reeves is framed for the murder for reasons that point to him. The Gift is a tricky thriller that will surely delight you on a drab, snowy or rainy evening.… Full Review »