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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Gift delivers the lurid goods as a scary, sexy, twist-a-minute whodunit. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Pure ham and cheese. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

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

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    At its heart, there's Blanchett, an actress whose instincts are unerring, and dead-on. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    But there were few, if any, better performances in 2000 than the one Blanchett gives here, and Raimi's crafty blend of dramatic realism and supernatural knowledge is one of the year's best directing con jobs. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A solidly crafted, suspensefully written, powerfully acted little juggernaut. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    She (Blanchett) single-handedly forms the human heart of this engrossing, if ultimately preposterous, supernatural thriller. show more

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