Gifted (2017)

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 7, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gifted isn't quite as bright as its pint-sized protagonist, but a charming cast wrings respectably engaging drama out of a fairly predictable premise.

David Stratton
The Australian

It's good to see [Marc Webb] back working on more intimate material, even though Gifted isn't entirely satisfactory.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

Emotional manipulation gets a bad press. But, hey, sometimes being milked for tears is fun.

Hosea Rupprecht
Pauline Center for Media Studies

Please, go see Gifted. It may not be a perfect movie (the court scenes are too long) and unapologetic about manipulating your emotions but the giftedness celebrated in the story is well worth it.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Gifted is not your run-of-the-mill melodrama. More like an exceptional melodrama. It still plays the violin, if you get what I mean, but the violinist is skilful.

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Simran Hans
Observer (UK)

There's enough believable chemistry between Evans and Grace for it all to work.

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Leigh Monson
Substream Magazine

A film can rise or fall entirely on its screenplay, and in portraying the struggles of smart people, Gifted comes across as very, very dumb.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Gifted gives glorified TV movies a better name.

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Elena Lazic
Little White Lies

Films that are so good in so many ways do not come around very often.

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Richard Propes

Gifted isn't a brilliant film, but films don't always need to be brilliant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Predictable and yet competently brought to the screen account of what it might be like raising a genius-to-be. While everyone does their job it's the… More
Kameron Woodall
McKenna Grace out acts many in this cast.
KJ Proulx
Chris Evans has always been a favourite of mine. Steve Rogers/Captain America aside, he has really come to his own in the realm of independent cinema as well.… More
Philip Price
I was reading a piece last week by Jaime Weinman for Vox that talked about a shift in film criticism recently and how critics have become more socially… More
Bradley J
Gifted is a charming little bauble of a movie. Chris Evans turns in a nicely different performance here, apart from his Captain America days. McKenna Grace… More
Thomas Drufke
Marc Webb is developing a nice little career for himself. Gifted has a keen sense of emotional weight, even if it's ultimately a tad melodramatic with… More