This is an underrated movie. A hidden gem with a great cast and great performances that is genuinely frightening. For me, the only actor who wasn't quite convincing was Keanu, but then he was supposed to be a wife beater. He did much better in 'The Bad Batch' and 'The Neon Demon'. Most of the other actors hit it out of the ballpark.
Solid Sam Raimi, a filmmaker forever in command of his thrill-oriented craft. Still, the film feels like it never fulfills its full potential, like something was left unsaid, or in this case, unseen. The script is twisty, but never surprising, and once all the pieces are laid down, you can see what’s coming better than Mrs. Wilson would. Ultimately though, this is all about the queen CATE BLANCHETT!
officially my 3rd favourite film of all-times.
1. being sunset boulevard
2nd taxi driver
Cate Blanchette is perfect
Sam Raimi does that manipulation of the scene with special effect in the premonition scene.
Excellent screenplay. Excellently cast.
THE GIFT is the most calm movie from director Sam Raimi. There's almost nothing spectacular in this movie. But THE GIFT is still a "Sam Raimi" movie. You can see his style of cinematography in this movie. Although its cinematography isn't as crazy as THE EVIL DEAD. I must say that the plot is a little bit predictable. But don't worry, it's still a pretty good whodunnit. Cate Blanchett is the reason it's still amazing
An engaging crime mystery with supernatural overtones that is more believable than a lot of those other mass-produced horror films out there. Cate Blanchett works perfect as a psychic medium and Katie Holmes do the most believable role in her career as "white trashy girl". Sadly the killer is a little obvious and should have been a bigger surprise than it managed to be.