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: M108 minsUSA, Australia
MysteryThriller
89%
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Reviews & comments

Simon Says..............scream!

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
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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
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.

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
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
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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
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.

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
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
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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0

Simon Says..............scream!

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