Paramount Classics | Release Date: December 20, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 29 Critics
Positive:
16
Mixed:
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Negative:
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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.
80
The real revelation, however, is Keanu Reeves. His character is something of a caricature — a violent, white-trash wife-beater — but Reeves' portrayal is joltingly authentic.
75
A solidly crafted, suspensefully written, powerfully acted little juggernaut.
75
For all its craft and achievement, The Gift -- which has a script that may have needed more rewriting and deepening -- is a good, minor effort; it has some real conviction, even anguish. And it has Blanchett, whose gift as an actress is sometimes transcendent.
75
At its heart, there's Blanchett, an actress whose instincts are unerring, and dead-on.
63
She (Blanchett) single-handedly forms the human heart of this engrossing, if ultimately preposterous, supernatural thriller.