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The Gift [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2015]

  • SKU: 4462420
  • Release Date: 10/27/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (180 out of 192)

    Special Features


    • Alternate Ending
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joel Edgerton
    • Karma for Bullies
    • The Darker Side of Jason Bateman

    Synopsis


    The Gift
    Written and directed by Joel Edgerton, The Gift centers around a young married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall). Simon has a chance encounter with a former acquaintance, the off-kilter Gordo (Edgerton), who begins to surprise the couple with unwanted and increasingly menacing gifts. Eventually, Gordo also reveals a hidden secret from Simon's past and throws the couple's lives into a tailspin. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jason Bateman
      Jason Bateman - Simon
    • Rebecca Hall
      Rebecca Hall - Robyn
    • Joel Edgerton
      Joel Edgerton - Gordo
    • Busy Philipps
      Busy Philipps - Duffy
    • David Denman
      David Denman - Greg



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 192 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Psychological Thriller

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      MovieBuff
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      Here's a surprise: The Gift is a mature thriller that's more complex and classy than the trailers suggest. I don't know what caused the marketing department to make the film look like such a second-rate, cheap, predictable thriller that somehow had gotten ahold of talented actors, but now we know the truth. As Joel Edgerton's directorial debut, it's impressive, considering the sense of craft going on behind the camera. The cinematography is gorgeous and the pacing is that of a slow burn, but it's never dull. The premise is also deceptively simple, turning more intricate and involving as the film progresses. Edgerton, who also wrote the screenplay, refuses to adhere to genre conventions, constantly subverting audience's expectations on how the story plays out. Red herrings, plot twists, shifting perspectives, and moral ambiguity ensue, but they never feel cheap. Like the best thrillers, The Gift evolves naturally and realistically. Edgerton and Rebecca Hall are great, but it is Jason Bateman who impresses. As a natural comedian actor, he plays one of his rare, serious roles to terrific effect. But I digress. You should go into this film with a clean slate, but know that it is a rare, intelligent thriller that doesn't cheat or spoonfeed its audience. And in that regard, Joel Edgerton has given us a gift, indeed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Thriller without many thrills

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      BobsMovieReview
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      I bought this not knowing much about it other then seeing the trailer a few months back. Most people seemed to enjoy it so I picked it up. It didn't hurt that I am a big Jason Bateman fan, but I had an uneasy feeling about him playing a non comedy role. Well this movie starts out with a chance meeting of two guys who were once high school classmates Bateman, and Gordon "Gordo". Bateman remembers more then he lets on about Gordo. Gordo begins to leave gifts and visit Bateman's wife frequently while he is at work. I think my biggest problem with this movie is not much really happens until the very end of this movie. It feels really long and winded. By the end I was just begging for something to happen, and when it did it was so obvious and underwhelming. I would consider this movie to be average nothing more.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Smart, modern thriller will keep you guessing

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      Osnard
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      Joel Edgerton has been a quality actor for some time, but he reveals himself to be a triple threat in this film as writer/director/actor. Jason Batman and Rebecca Hall play a young couple who move back to Bateman's hometown of LA. They run into a old high school classmate of Bateman's (Edgerton) who may harbor ill intentions, but the past is more complicated than it seems. All three actors give great performances and the direction by Edgerton will keep you on the edge of your seat. Extras include an informative commentary by Edgerton. Check it out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      what goes around comes around

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      Hunter
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      This is an interesting movie. It's very slow at times but it made the point poignantly. Be mindful of how you treat other people because you never know how bullying can damage someone's life to the point that they become obsessed with ruining your life and destroying everything you work for. Do not underestimate revenge it's very personal and very necessary for some people.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      All the hype?

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      SteveP72
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      Not sure what all the hype is about this movie. I didn't find it to be very thrilling and I honestly felt that it dragged on quite a bit and was pretty boring. It's definitely not re-watchable. The acting was good and I did feel that Jason Bateman played his part very well even though I'm used to him doing comedic roles. He pulled this serious part off really well.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprise, Surprise!

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      palomine6
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      One of the best movies of its kind I've seen in the past few years. An excellent script with some nifty twists and turns, some of which you may not see coming. Plus, superior acting from Bateman, Hall and Edgerton, as always. I very much liked the deliberate pace of the movie and how the various layers are slowly revealed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice psychological thriller

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      georgepet
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      The story begins with Robyn and Simon, newlyweds in their new home. Gordon, an old friend of Simon's, starts leaving gifts at the couples door. Eventually, past secrets are revealed. The film is suspenseful in the way it is presented. Jason Bateman is convincing in his role as Simon as is rebecca Hall as Robyn.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      "The Gift": A Surprising Treat

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      LouRay
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      When I first saw the trailer for this movie, it didn't do it much justice; it let off a easily predictable tone. Watching the movie, the story dug much deeper into the to characters past. And thought one may think it's already been figured out, it does end up be that and much, much more.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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