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The Gift (2001 movie)

6 Ratings: 3.2
A movie directed by Sam Raimi

Take a pinch of psychic phenomenon, add a dash of Southern gothic, stir in a sharp cast of talented actors, and you'll come up withThe Gift, director Sam Raimi's ingenious gumbo of a thriller. It doesn't hold together as well as Raimi's … see full wiki

Director: Sam Raimi
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
5 reviews about The Gift (2001 movie)
review by . December 23, 2009
Scary!
Living among the shadowy swamps and Spanish moss of rural Georgia is Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchette), a psychic who reads cards for believers. When the town belle goes missing, Annie starts seeing flashes of the girl's death, leading police to her body and helping arrest the local bully (Keanu Reeves).      This spooky and scary thriller was directed by Sam Raimi and co-written by Billy Bob Thornton. The cast is full of talent, including Hillary Swank, Giovanni Ribisi, Greg …
review by . June 16, 2008
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Pros: good drama, suspenseful rather than thrilling      Cons: pacing can feel distracted or slow, main plot line predictable to some viewers      The Bottom Line: Good suspense, better drama      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchett) is a struggling widow with three boys trying to make ends meet in her small bayou town. In addition to what she receives from Social Security, …
review by . January 03, 2005
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Pros: cast especially Reeves     Cons: too dang predictable darn it     The Bottom Line: ____________     I can’t imagine what a miserable life you would have to be born with psychic abilities. Maybe you don’t believe in such things, a lot of people don’t, but I think some people just have that inner eye and what a miserable gift it must be.      The Story   In The Gift, young Annie Wilson has the …
review by . April 30, 2005
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Somehow, "The Gift" fell through the cracks when it came out in theaters. That's hard for me to understand, because not only does it have a brilliant cast, it's a great story that holds on to you and keeps you enthralled for the entire time. It stars Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes. It also stars Keanu Reeves in what I consider to be his best performance as a wife-beating slackjaw who constantly hurts his wife(played with trailer trash charm by Hilary Swank). There's …
review by . January 07, 2004
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In this suspenseful story set in a small southern town, a widowed mother of 2 played by Cate Blanchett gets caught in the midst of a murder mystery, which unfolds with the guidance of her psychic "gift." The story was co-written by Billy-Bob Thornton, and director Raimi has cast a superb ensemble of actors, including Blanchett, Hillary Swank, Greg Kinnear, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, & Katie Holmes. This paranormal thriller is spine-tingling in places, but ultimately has a warm compassionate …
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