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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 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.
  2. 80
    The Gift delivers the lurid goods as a scary, sexy, twist-a-minute whodunit.
  3. At its heart, there's Blanchett, an actress whose instincts are unerring, and dead-on.
  4. 63
    She (Blanchett) single-handedly forms the human heart of this engrossing, if ultimately preposterous, supernatural thriller.
  5. 60
    Here, it's the creepily quiet stuff, the stuff that might be rushed over in a different movie -- Annie shivering alone in bed or being visited by her dead grandmother as she hangs out the wash -- that makes the film more than a generic distraction.
  6. There's too much hokum and too little suspense in the screenplay by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson.
  7. Reviewed by: Curt Fields
    30
    So chock-full of stereotypes as to be a filmic Southern Country Safari.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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