The Gift (2015)

The Gift (2015)

The Gift (2015)

Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, The Great Gatsby) writes, directs and co-leads this mystery thriller as a strange and unnerving man who re-enters the lives of an old acquaintance (Jason Bateman) and his pregnant wife (Rebecca Hall). The couple consider his odd behaviour to be a case of social awkwardness, until a horrifying secret from their 20-year past begins to emerge.

2015Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language108 minsUSA, Australia
MysteryThriller
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Where The Gift toys with our expectations is in its refusal to align itself with any one character or to manufacture obvious heroes and villains.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Will have you triple-locking the doors and rushing to pull the curtains.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A merciless critique of an amoral corporate culture in which the ends justify the means, and lying and cheating are O.K., as long as they're not found out.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The debutant director applies himself with the same quiet assurance and attention to detail he’s displayed in his acting projects.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Edgerton's talent as an actor has been evident for a while, but The Gift announces him as a genuine triple threat.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A disturbing drama that twists its outsider-from-hell story into something more unique and unexpected than its marketing campaign might imply.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Joel Edgerton’s feature-length directorial debut is a pleasant — or pleasantly unpleasant — surprise...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

There's nothing overtly flashy about Edgerton's direction, but he crafts some nerve-jolting scares.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This resourceful and edgy thriller marks another string in the talented Edgerton's bow.

4.0
0

I always go into see a thriller with caution, not because I don't like the genre but because I am a big wuss. With my heart beating at 200bpm I'm surprised that I haven't gone into cardiac arrest. I find myself on the verge of shouting out at the screen but stop before I receive confused and annoying glares from the members of the audience who have paid...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Where The Gift toys with our expectations is in its refusal to align itself with any one character or to manufacture obvious heroes and villains.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Will have you triple-locking the doors and rushing to pull the curtains.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A merciless critique of an amoral corporate culture in which the ends justify the means, and lying and cheating are O.K., as long as they're not found out.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The debutant director applies himself with the same quiet assurance and attention to detail he’s displayed in his acting projects.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Edgerton's talent as an actor has been evident for a while, but The Gift announces him as a genuine triple threat.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A disturbing drama that twists its outsider-from-hell story into something more unique and unexpected than its marketing campaign might imply.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Joel Edgerton’s feature-length directorial debut is a pleasant — or pleasantly unpleasant — surprise...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

There's nothing overtly flashy about Edgerton's direction, but he crafts some nerve-jolting scares.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This resourceful and edgy thriller marks another string in the talented Edgerton's bow.

4.0
0

I always go into see a thriller with caution, not because I don't like the genre but because I am a big wuss. With my heart beating at 200bpm I'm surprised that I haven't gone into cardiac arrest. I find myself on the verge of shouting out at the screen but stop before I receive confused and annoying glares from the members of the audience who have paid...

4.0
0