Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Joel Edgerton
Writers: Joel Edgerton
Casts: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman, Tim Griffin, Busy Philipps, Adam Lazarre-White, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, Mirrah Foulkes, Nash Edgerton, David Denman, Katie Aselton, David Joseph Craig, Susan May Pratt
IMDB: The Gift (2015) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.5
Nothing here feels cheap or hasty, which is why the horror, when it comes, is all the more chilling and grim. Slick, sharp and legitimately terrifying, The Gift is a truly brilliant thriller - and, one hopes, the first of many features from Edgerton to come.
Edgerton, who also wrote the screenplay, shows a masterful touch in playing with conventional expectations.
Tampa Bay Times -
The Gift is B-movie melodrama at its lurid finest, and worth a look.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Taken on its own undemanding terms and considered within its not very original framework, Joel Edgerton's feature-length directorial debut is a pleasant - or pleasantly unpleasant - surprise, hitting its genre marks in brisk, unfussy fashion and raising a few hairs on the back of your neck along the way.
The Gift (2015)
Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?