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

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The Gift (2015) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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