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The Gift Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Tolerance for this movie will likely depend on tolerance for melodramatic, over-the-top finales, especially ones with otherworldly twists.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    It's got the pleasing proportions of a stocking stuffed with agreeable little treats in the absence of an exciting big surprise.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Ingenious in its plotting, colorful in its characters, taut in its direction and fortunate in possessing Cate Blanchett.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    For all its craft and achievement, The Gift -- which has a script that may have needed more rewriting and deepening -- is a good, minor effort; it has some real conviction, even anguish. And it has Blanchett, whose gift as an actress is sometimes transcendent.

  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    When movie lovers are looking back on the best of 2001, they will still be marveling at the beauty, intelligence and seemingly effortless mastery of Ms. Blanchett's performance.

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