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The Gift
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Rebecca Hall Rebecca Hall
Robyn
Tim Griffin Tim Griffin
Kevin 'KK' Keelor
Beau Knapp Beau Knapp
Detective Walker


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Joel Edgerton Joel Edgerton
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Unpredictable and deliciously intriguing

1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 2 14:16
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"See, you're done with the past, but the past is not done with you."Jason Blum has carved out a lucrative career as a producer by backing low-budget horror flicks, leading to about as many dexterous fright machines (Insidious, Sinister) as flaccid misfires (The Purge, Ouija, The Lazarus Effect). But 2015's The Gift is a different animal altogether. Rather than a tacky horror pic, this directorial ... read more

"The Gift" (2015)

2 years ago at Aug 29 9:39
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The trailer really undersold this one, making it seem like a predictable obsessive old acquaintance story, while hinting at a dark history with the family. What I ended up getting was slightly more interesting than that, but I'm not sure how much I can say without spoiling it. Let's just say there's no clearly defined good guy or bad guy by the end; they're both ps... read more
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A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Release date: 7 August 2015
Tags: Thriller (5), 2015 (4), 2010s (4), Mystery (3), Revenge (2), Drama (2), Usa (1)
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Pretty much entirely agree with you on this one. Linked to it from my April 2017 list. Cheers. :)
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