• The Gift (2015)

The Gift

Release Date: August 7th, 2015

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2015

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

When married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) unexpectedly encounter Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simon's past, little do they know that their perfect lives will be thrown into a terrifying tailspin. At first, Simon doesn't recognize Gordo, but after a troubling series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts, a horrifying secret emerges. As Robyn learns what really happened between Simon and Gordo, she begins to question how well she knows her spouse.

Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman, Busy Philipps, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, David Denman

Director: Joel Edgerton

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Blumhouse

Distributors: STX Entertainment

Keywords: Intense, Friend, Revenge, House, Pursuit, Survival, Office, Brooding, 2010s, Wife, Dark, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    James RocchiTheWrap

    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. show more

  • 80
    Jon FroschThe 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. show more

  • 70
    John HazeltonScreen International

    Initially, it plays like an atmospheric but predictable stalker thriller with not much more than style – and maybe the casting of the always watchable Jason Bateman – to recommend it. Later, though, it turns into a considerably more intriguing and twisty psychological drama. show more

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