The Gift

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 105
  2. Negative: 1 out of 105

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  1. AndrewM.
    Apr 4, 2004
    6
    This film was...ok. I don't really know how to describe it. Yes, Blanchett was superb, but then she always is. Keanu Reeves was believable (and loathsome) and Katie Holmes was very good (and very sexy!) But the whole story just wasn't much fun to watch and didn't resonate any feelings. It was predictable in parts and inevitable in others. Overall, I'd say a fairly well This film was...ok. I don't really know how to describe it. Yes, Blanchett was superb, but then she always is. Keanu Reeves was believable (and loathsome) and Katie Holmes was very good (and very sexy!) But the whole story just wasn't much fun to watch and didn't resonate any feelings. It was predictable in parts and inevitable in others. Overall, I'd say a fairly well made film but, one scene aside (thanks KH), a pretty forgettable one. Expand
  2. RyanM.
    Jul 24, 2001
    5
    I was anticipating this movie for a while, hoping it would have a twist at the end that makes it's originality. But though it was original it never possesed any real color or interest, making it hard to like.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    40
    In terms of cleverly hidden exposition, this ain't "The Sixth Sense."
  2. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    50
    Outside of a strong (and largely misused) cast and an abundance of moody atmosphere, there's precious little to recommend this exploitative mess.
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    A solidly crafted, suspensefully written, powerfully acted little juggernaut.