The Gift

In the life of Simon bursts into the man from the distant past — his former classmate Proudly. People friendly, a little clumsy, but with large eccentricities. Before meeting with classmate Simon, and his young wife Robin thought my life was perfect, however, Proudly brings to life the newlyweds adjustments.

  • Joel Edgerton

Release Date: 2015-08-07
IMDb icon 7/10
  • Country: AU, CN, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:48m
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: $43,771,291
Rosella Wisnicki
13 August 2015 | 07:25

The film "the Gift" — of those pictures that are spent on them money and time. Made in the patterns of Thriller 2014 "Disappeared" it looks even more complete and accurate the development of the plot.

History, if we consider the facts and events about something how ran into former classmates and again together. White crow in school, Gordon seeks to have friendly relations with now a successful — business and family life — Simon. When he does not receive reciprocity, it starts to spoil the life of a former classmate. What can't help it there are people.

However, in the film is laid another meaning, not about the clash of different characters, and the reward, or "as you sow, so shall you reap." In the past Simon was distinguished for kindness and caused a deep emotional upheaval in the life of Gordon, it and a the opinion of Gordon, the moral right to respond to him the same, even after 25 years.

The film is very good and keeps the tension in all its glory turns to the final, not giving all the answers, but it clearly raises questions. Here rises and the theme on how many people should be responsible for their actions and do right others to force him to answer if he wants the eternal contemplation of the "accumulated sins." It seems that the patience of Fate can long to be filled with bad things, but at some point will overflow and is available from head.

Without a doubt, great merit in entertainment film belongs to the actor's work — well played by Jason Bateman, is more known for Comedy roles (e.g. "Hancock"), who performed the role of Gordon Joel Edgerton, who made as an actor and as a Director and even screenwriter and also looks decently Rebecca Hall in the role of wife of Simon.

If to speak not only the indisputable merits of the film, but and the moral and psychological side, it may seem that "outsider" is done. What boy hunted in school, dreaming of the rematch? And the point of view that all in life, you have to pay quite a fair in this film. However, if you look deeper, the film is not giving someone a preference, he is so well made that reflects all side of the diamond, nothing to simplify.

How would not disgusting acted with Simon in the past, he do not blame much of happened by Gordon. His contribution to the misfortunes of guy is limited to his actions — how responded them on other points surrounding Gordon's people, their job in the actions of the Simon led. Again, at meeting with Gordon he does not seem ugly, on the contrary, over time behaves in a very civilized manner. It is impossible to deny that Simon is able to behave like a pig and dirty play, but and the absolute rejection of it doesn't. He has left the past in the past, started a family, working on career. One thing like everything develops quite another, if not one gets nothing like from Gordon. In fact, Simon gives him the chance to feel strong, smart and the power, because we know any details about Gordon, evidence of its successes. This man who 25 years after the traumatic event event, ready to give the chances to find out something, to intrude, to judge and to pull people over the strings. It would seem that this guy Simon hurt you in the past, stay away from him similar . but as Gordon under hypnosis and cannot leave her past in peace, accusing him of in the problems of the present.

Interesting and the behavior of Simon, who enters into the play of Gordon, and do not prevent all contact immediately, escaped with polite phrases. It as if giving Gordon a chance to prove himself, presumably, his desire to occasionally humiliate someone. Not if he tend to this behavior, in particular the constant lies, he could to avoid many problems. The fate of the fact gives him the chance, but in a similar situation with a new person, Simon behaves the same as once Gordon.

Wife of Simon, though, and like classically positive character, periodically changes with him places. Then it is accountable to her husband as girl, she climbs in life and he dictates how to do what if he her son and it right to indicate an adult male. Also not clear up end problems of past that to still affect she was indisposed.

The theme of redemption is developed in the present — not because of the way Gordon. On the contrary, seeing how life itself shows Simon that there is a limit, I understand that the justice of Gordon too. Not punishing if he Simon and of creating something for themselves, and bother of risky actions that have not to know what can cause?

Contrary to the situation on really the end of the film imbued with pity it is to Simon and Gordon seems to Cossacks to the original idea of justice as a vigilante. Because his vengeance is affected not only those who made it children's tragedy.

8 from 10

Abigale Mintun
05 November 2015 | 03:04

"Gift" — the debut directorial work of the infamous Australian actor Joel Edgerton where he played a key roles. Like me it can be congratulated with the excellent result and a job well done.

Personally, I still a while ago hooked a trailer to this film, though not even know what it but I will not hide, the film really was in the list of expected and I looked at him.

Worth to say, "Gift" of those movies about which, if they say that as short as possible, not revealing all the cards. One has only to go too far with the spoilers, and specifically with the only one, as any paintings here collapse can't even to watch. Simply put, if you seen the movies, which can be pretty damn boring and miserable in dynamics things, but its unexpected ending, they just force you to jump or open your mouth with surprise, then you will understand about what speech. Not will be hide "Gift" is such a film, where the whole affair rests on the denouement of the story.

In connection with this you need to be prepared that the film will seem you are boring, slow and uninteresting. Even if it happens all the same request to watch it till the end, maybe the ending and the intrigue that lasts through all the film will remedy the situation and not 'll regret the time spent, and on the contrary considers it held really. Do I was a different story, because the movie I waited wanted it can reach, although I admit sometimes it really sags and seems boring.

The film rests only on three characters, superbly played by such actors as: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall Joel Edgerton. the Bateman be well-suited such a simple role it would seem an ordinary man, for some reason, he looked interesting. Rebecca Hall is nothing new showed, but looked its place. Well and of course the Director in addition, the culprit the entire celebration in the film Joel Edgerton is the best work of all of this trio. It is not surprising. The thing that he has a very interesting character. So mysterious, so secretive and in the first glance weak and even pathetic, resentful with life. Edgerton in this image, of course, looked gorgeous.

In General, we has an interesting Thriller with its specific atmosphere, where a very delicately and subtly beat the theme of this violent revenge.

7 of 10

Electra Ricard
23 February 2016 | 11:10

The Thriller "the Gift", the debut directorial project of well-known Australian actor Joel Edgerton, who also played one of main roles in the film, talks about a couple of Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robbie (Rebecca Hall) who move from Chicago in a small town near a place where Simon spent her childhood and meet a former classmate of Simon name Gordo (Joel Edgerton), who suspiciously often starts flickering in their lives.

The film begins as the usual family drama. The first twenty minutes of time do not clear that happens. Then Simon and Robbie are settling in a new house, get acquainted with neighbors, and Proudly all more more starts to remind of itself, does not giving couples a quiet life. He brings the things needed in the home, at the first don't something suspicious, but then the frequency of such accidents increases in many times, Proudly almost moved to him in house. Simon and Robbie come home with work or any event, and there they are already waiting Proudly with open arms, not understand how entering the locked in the house. At one point Simon tired of this behavior Proudly and he makes him in the face of all that it thinks, and then Proudly on a short time disappears from the family life of the couple. Simon convinces his wife to that Proudly insane and always has been, but Robbie, of the conversation a random person, finds out what Simon was a school bully and mocked the Proud, because of what he had a serious psychological trauma. Also oil in the fire adds the fact that Simon gets a position in the firm by deception and lies. In one of the movie scenes, man, which place was taken Simon, deceiving everyone around him oncidium building stones. Thus the Director gives an unambiguous hint that Simon ruined life is not one single person, but at least two. Rather, the the number is much higher.

Almost the entire film is built around what life couples violates the mysterious friend of the last, who, after Simon sent him to hell, goes missing from the life of couples, but, alas, very short time. After a while, he continues to appear, but not already approaching couples, and watching them with the other side of the street or sending weird letters, in which he apologizes for that was too Intrusive.

Acting does not promise anything outstanding, as actually the screenplay, but not the fault of the actors, and the weakness of the characters that they play. The ordinary people, almost no variable beginning to the end that are the Foundation for the frame script. Not to say that "the Gift" an outstanding movie, it and nice stretch to call, but not admit he is quite specific ways. The film seems to be not too and scary, but properly escalate the atmosphere, it is a pity that only some moments. After a rather boring entry should be more or less interesting, dark and atmospheric part of the film, then it should be a little slack, and such sharp jumps of the quality expected of the viewer in the entire film that not complete the enjoy.

The result: a "Gift" — film once that neither the bad or good, but which you can see, even if this fun. Seen the effort of the Director to make the film a psychological Thriller, but, alas, the film is so only in some places. In there is obvious, catching eye when viewing a cliche, but not undoes the secondary, as the plot in the ideological plan.

How long is The Gift?
2h 28m
How much has The Gift made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $43,771,291.
How much did it cost to make The Gift?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $5,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Gift?
This tv-show was directed by Joel Edgerton.
What is the genre of The Gift?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Mystery, Best movies 2015, Best Thriller Movies 2015.
What is The Gift IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.
When was The Gift released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2015-08-07.