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The Ultimate Gift

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language.

PG In Theaters 03/9/2007 , 117min.
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Critic score based on 16 reviews

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May 22, 2008
What is your dream? Makes you think - loved it!
May 22, 2008
This is the best family movie.It is inspirational with lessons we all need to think about.I would tell anyone that this is the movie to watch.Thank you Michael Sajbel. Thanks to every person in this move for an outstanding performancewe give the rating a five star . 100 is what this movie gets from us.
May 22, 2008
So many miss the meaning of life!!!! This is a fantastic movie that reminds us of what life is really about and that people can really change!!!!It is a must see for everyone!!!
May 22, 2008
undoubtedly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I understand the entire premise of the movie etc but this was just sappy beyond belief. "Pay It Forward" was similar but actually a good movie and watchable. The script was horrendous, plot predictable and the acting soso at best, ultimately I found it insulting to my intelligence, well .... and I fell asleep twice. It was like one unbearable
May 22, 2008
This is one of the best movies I've seen in awhile...very family oriented. Any rich, spoiled brat should see this movie and realize that this is the way life should be - not living off an inheritance and expecting someone else to pay your way through life. It teaches life lessons. I would recommend this movie to anyone to was excellent!

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Village Voice
Directed with accomplished impersonality by Michael O. Sajbel ( One Night With the King), The Ultimate Gift means well, but in the end it's "The Pursuit of Happyness" made from the ivory tower looking down instead of from the street looking up. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
There's nothing wrong with the moral of The Ultimate Gift's story; in fact there's everything right about it. But director Michael O. Sajbel too often succumbs to movie-of-the-week sentimentality and starchy pacing. Still, Breslin's captivating performance reminds you why she was recently nominated for an Oscar. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
"Gift" comes across as a television-ready effort that would work perfectly for Hallmark. Full Review
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
Kind of like a feel-good "Saw" for churchgoers, minus the sadistic games of death. Full Review
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
This drama from Fox Faith Movies has a mercifully light hand in selling its Christian-values themes, but its plodding story about a spoiled young scion who must complete 12 tasks assigned him by his late grandfather is still a slog. Full Review

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