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The Gift (10/10)
by Tony Medley
Runtime 105 minutes.
Not for children.
If writer, director, co-star Joel Edgerton doesn’t get multiple Oscar®
nominations for this, something’s wrong. This is the best crafted
thriller I’ve seen in years, highlighted by terrific performances by
Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Edgerton. But as good as the
performances are the cinematography (Edward Grau) and music (Danny Bensi
and Saunder Juriaans), both of which are top flight and keep the tension
This is such a fine psychological thriller that there are several scenes
that make you jump out of your skin. While scenes of Hall walking
through the house looking for what has caused a noise could easily have
been hackneyed, they are so well done, the cinematography so perfect,
that they had my skin crawling. There’s even a fine homage to one of
Hitchcock’s most famous scenes.
When Rebecca Hall appeared in Woody Allen’s Vicki Cristina Barcelona
(2008), she was overshadowed by sexpots Scarlett Johansson and
Penelope Cruz, but I wrote “The acting is exceptionally good by
everyone, but especially Hall and Bardem, for whom I would give Oscar®
nominations.” She didn’t get one, but she did receive Golden Globe,
BAFTA and other nominations. Here she deserves an Oscar® nomination
Hall and Bateman are a married couple who move from Chicago into a new
house in Los Angeles. They encounter Edgerton, a man from Bateman’s past
who insinuates himself on them. Things progress from there in strange
and frightening ways. This is a film not to be missed.