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Year
2000
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Sam Raimi
Genres
Drama, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
45,209
Checks
2,936
Favs
71
Dislikes
33
Favs/checks
2.4% (1:41)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Servizio's avatar

    Servizio

    I was and still am surprised at how much I enjoyed and fondly recall this film. Some really enjoyable performances, particularly Keanu Reeves as a dark, unlikable, and abusive husband. 11 years 1 month ago
  2. Maxahlia's avatar

    Maxahlia

    Very sweet film, in a way. I really like Cate Blanchett and she was great here. Giovanni Ribisi was very convincing, and Hilary Swank's hair was absolutely horrible :D 9 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Was The Gift Sam Raimi proving he was a "safe" choice for directing Spider-Man? Raimi would revisit similar material, but make it proper balls-to-the-wall horror in Drag Me to Hell, but The Gift is merely a supernatural thriller, and a fairly quiet one at that. Apparently based on screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton's mother's psychic experiences, it has Cate Blanchett as the local fortune teller, a single mom in a rural Southern town, getting embroiled in a murder investigation. The picture looks good, but the most Raimi thing in it is possibly the anti-casting of Keanu Reeves as a disgusting wife beater. The rest of the star-studded ensemble is on more solid ground, and Blanchett is essentially the most compelling reason to watch this. It's certainly not the murder mystery, which sadly has a pretty obvious solution, even if they try to red herring the heck out of it. Nor is it for the supernatural or "horror", which doesn't really come together in a coherent way. 2 years 10 months ago
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