Gifted

Drama • PG-13 • Directed by: Marc Webb • 102 minutes

Octavia Spencer joins a celebrated cast in this wonderfully moving film. Frank Adler, a single man (Chris Evans), is dedicated to raising his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace), a child prodigy. But Frank and Mary’s happy life together is threatened when Mary’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of her grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) – who has other plans for her granddaughter.

Viewer reviews

SO GOOD, IT HAD ME BAWLING
★★★★★
This show is so good, it had me bawling my eyes out :( — Superlicious lolly

Lifetime or Hallmark Channel worthy
★★★★
The plot is slow and predictable. The characters are stock and the mixture of cultures is horrifyingly unrealistic. Mostly, the little girl's character is lacking real intelligence and poorly acted. Worst of all, the horriabe make up they placed on the child to make her look "cute" is just really sad. You will not laugh, you wll not cry, but you will kiss your $$$ and your time goodbye. — Cooda

Beautiful, heartwarming
★★★★★
Absolutely enjoyed this movie. The acting was superb and the storyline original and heartwarming. — Jen's IPAD

Amazing!
★★★★★
It’s a really good movie! To bad it doesn’t last longer. — MAIH91

Great movie that could have been better
★★★★
A great all around movie that seemed to be missing something(s) when it came decision time to continue fighting in court or settle. Sure enough, all but one cut scene would have helped fill that gap. The movie would have been five starts with those scenes left in the movie. Still worth the purchase. — Lady_Helmet

Luv it
★★★★★
I love this movie. I watched over and over again — 😘❤️️🐶😍👧🏼

Amazing!
★★★★★
This was an amazing and rare film. Eye-opening! — Cupcakesgurlisawsome

Love it!
★★★★★
This movie is very moving, and touching, and very funny at the same time! It really is a wonderful combination and makes me smile every time! I have to say, this movie is really Gifted! — By gracetheoceanqueen

Awesome!!
★★★★★
This is a very touching movie. It is one of the greatest dramas I have seen. It has a great story to, it's just a great movie overall. — Isabel 88029794

Great Family Movie
★★★★★
Can Captan America save the girl? I really enjoyed this movie. It touched my heart and made me laugh and cry. The acting was great, the story was great, and it just all worked. The little girl is a future star...a real scene stealer. Recommend buy!! — SeattleMoose

Chris Evans in anything is amazing
★★★★★
This movie was fantastic. It really tugged at the heart strings with a few moments of comedy. 10/10 stars from me. — shaduadude

Unexpectedly Gifted
★★★★★
Don't be fooled by the description or cynics. The story is simple but has heart to spare. In different hands, with different actors, this film might have been saccharine or trite. It's anything but. It strikes at the heart of what it means to be a parent, what it means to be a family, and most of all, what it really takes to give a child a good life. The synergy and emotion between Chris Evans and McKenna Grace is amazing, as is the mingled love/hate mother/son relationship portrayed between Evans and Lindsay Duncan. The grace notes of warmth and humor provided by the talented Octavia Butler and Jenny Slade set the film off beautifully. Unlike most 'child prodigy' roles, Grace gives us a child prodigy who is, for once, every bit a real child and yet believably brilliant. She's strong-willed, bright, funny, full of energy and life, a vivid little girl who is never cutesy or a brat. She's a real little girl -- who happens to be a genius. It's a tough sell, but Grace does it beautifully. Evans, in turn, plays the kind of father figure we need to see more of -- loving, strong, competent but questioning his own abilities as a parent even as he struggles to do his best. In short: a real dad, single or otherwise, for all that he's an uncle. Moreover, Evans imbues Frank Adler with the same kind of qualities which made his portrayal of Steve Rogers so appealing -- an ordinary, genuinely good guy who's not rich, not connected, but who's willing to give up a successful career and live a simple, blue-collar life in order to do what's right for the people he loves -- his sister and her child. In his own quiet way, Frank's a hero. Most of all, this film forces us, in its subtle way, to question some of the priorities of our society. In a world where parents think nothing of shoving their children into reality TV shows, pushing them into being teen stars or child models, or planning their Ivy League futures from the moment they're conceived, it makes us stop and think. Does money and connections make a better parent? And what makes a 'parent' a real parent, regardless of blood ties and relationships? Buy it, watch it, love it. You won't be sorry. — Lionors

Well done Cap
★★★★★
Outside his role as Captain America, Chris Evans can still show us how doing what is right is at the heart of being human and that is what makes him super. McKenzie Grace is amazing as a gift child and great acting all around. — FeiPod

Amazingly 👍 well done
★★★★
This is 1 of those rare awesome flicks you'd watch over again. Highly recommend this 1 to see. I'd consider buying this to add to my collection. Well worth it. Bravo. Took 1 star ⭐️ off for being a tad off. 👍✌️🖍 — Gamer holdem

Do yourself a huge favor...
★★★★★
Man, did this flick ever have my number. Rare film. One of my all-time favorites! — PayWhoYaOwe

Gifted
★★★★★
Amazing is all I have to say! — AlexB201

Gifted
★★★★★
I love this drama movie. Captain America/Chris Evans proves that he's much more than a superhero. This movie is the best and that girl is cute😍 — Amarchena

Absolutely amazing!
★★★★★
This movie was absolutely amazing! — 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼yooooo

Captain America as a Dad /swoon
★★★★★
This was an endearing movie that covered a whole lotta ground. Unplanned pregnancy. Overbearing parents. Mental health. Suicide. Caregiver challenges. Betrayal. Sacrifice. Love. Well acted. Well casted. Good message. I enjoyed this movie. — Awe Heal