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

OMG
★★★★★
Movies normally don’t make me cry but this was did it made me laugh, cry, smile, angry it is one of my new favorite movies — Coco joke

What a wonderful movie!!!
★★★★★
My daughter (11yo) watched and loved this movie!!! There was some swearing but the message was a good one. — Co Randall

great movie
★★★★★
Chris Evans delivers a great performance as an uncle trying raise his brilliant niece ( after her mother committed suicide). The story is well paced, with humor and intensity and it makes brilliance something to be valued and nurtured, not just exploited. I watched this with my daughters and it made me want to hold then close because being loved for who you are, not what you can accomplish, is what matters most. — SandiRhee

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
★★★★★
This is the bast movie I have ever seen! — Purple panda III

Sweet and Nice!
★★★★
Plot of a gifted child being torn between childhood and advance knowledge. Chris Evans does a great job of acting playing the uncle and Jenny Slate is wonderful as the love interest. Touching and sweet, but you never second guess the plot. Worth the rent. — Frank C 66554321.

Lovely movie
★★★★★
Great story and wonderful actor and actresses. Love it — James Ann Fung

Definitely recommend!
★★★★★
Such a well written movie. I loved every bit of it. Cried quite a bit (won’t give any parts away) but I definitely would recommend this movie. ❤️ — Cami6777

We don't see movies like this anymore
★★★★
Normally ,if the Rotten Tomatoes give a high rating I want to avoid it as they seem to posess a warped sense of artistic cinematography. This is a rare occasion where they seem to have gotten it right and I agree with them. Today'smovies are typically designed for the "Core Curriculum" graduate; lots of special effects. absence of continuity etc. This movie has a good storyline, intrigue, and characters that you can identify with. It is real life in a way that the audience can relate to and has several messages. My wife who normally falls asleep half way through a movie stayed awake and gave it two thumbs up. It is a refreshing to find good entertainment in todays environment where the lowest common denominator seems to be the target audience. My advice rent it. — cayrick

Lol
★★★★★
I watched it on demand so I didn’t half to pay for it but I love it!!! — Hollie6291524810642983

Great!
★★★★★
Watched it twice and loved it twice! Great acting and a wonderful storyline. Highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for a feel good movie that leaves you wanting more at the end! — Scrider12

Wonderful family movie.
★★★★★
This is such a great movie. There is some profanity which could be taken in consideration with some audiences but I liked this movie so much that I could watch it over and over again. — hzleys755

Loved it!
★★★★★
Very good movie and well-acted! — KCrowne

Charming
★★★★★
Completely and utterly charming. The story was engaging and the actiing was superb. — Helentastic

Wonderful
★★★★★
Warm story that includes how powerfully wonderful it is to have a child in your life. — KS4321

Good movie
★★★★
If it weren't for Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer and Lindsay Duncan, this movie would not have been as good. The story is good, but it doesn't go deep enough in my opinion. — Rambo8649

Very Good
★★★★★
The movie leaves you with a good topic for reflection. Definitely Chris Evans is much more than Captain American — Fábio Guilhon

I loved it!
★★★★★
No tricks, no gimmicks... just a really well-done film! — Richmoves

Feel Good Movies
★★★★★
Chris Evans shows us the range he has as an actor. Endearing, Dramatic, and a perfect feel good movie :). — Jbooty33

This is one of those movies I wanted to own after I had watched it
★★★★★
Too bad Apple doesn't work that way; I'd own more movies and my AAPL stock would be worth more. — TexasTK

Nice
★★★★★
Sweet and enjoyable, the kid is the best actor of all. Well done. — StefoBsAs

Loved the movie!
★★★★★
We've enjoyed the movie very much! Do genius people exist? — jadechick21

Gifted
★★★★★
Very good movie. — PTT9660

Well done!
★★★★★
One of the better movies I've seen in quite awhile. — Woodsrose

Great movie
★★★★★
Has a great and wonderful meaning — Kebdue yfb

Gifted
★★★★★
Been a long while since I've seen this sort of drama film with the main character being a young actor. It was witty, emotional yet simplistic. — Erinc577

Lovely movie
★★★★
I enjoyed it, characters were lacking and I would have preferred more info into the psyche of the child and father. The child never proved to be a genius because she could do math with simple technique. I saw her as an old soul with a passion for learning. I saw s dad simply dealing with the hardships of life. Overall, I did like the fact that they did not exploit her current and potential ability as a child. Time is precious, it is great gaining knowledge and obtaining power, I felt her pain from lacking parents and being different and misunderstood. She showed great adaptability and was a realist. She understood her gift and never took it for granted. She just wanted to be normal and fit in. As a child it's hard enough to find your way and the world can be unkind. I wish we could have seen her future, but it's pretty easy to assume life guided her in the right direction. I would definitely watch it again and recommend it to my peers. Part II?!! ;-) — supportcaring

A Wonderful Film
★★★★★
Great in every respect. The little actor who plays the lead is wonderful! She has a great career ahead of her! I highly recommend this lovely film! — MeTooAlsoAsWell2

Amazing
★★★★★
One of the movies I've ever seen — jamesisfabulous

Funny, touching and original - highly recommend "Gifted"
★★★★★
The storyline is something new, I've not seen a movie with a similar thread. The acting is good, especially from McKenna Grace and Chris Evans. Well-written dialogue, sunny cinematography and a balanced cast (established actors and new faces) make for an enjoyable Sunday evening viewing. — swissmissvivi

Watch it
★★★★★
Watch it — Pop sack

3 Words
★★★★★
THIS. WAS. AMAZING!!! I looooooovvveeed this movie! Nuff said... — Faith Inello

TOUCHING!
★★★★★
I never take the time to review a movie, and if this is the exception it has to be worth it. Guess what my friend, it is! On every sense. This is an unexpectedly exceptional movie. There's nothing else to be said. Enjoy it! — Sandungueow

Superb
★★★★★
Excellent movie, stellar acting and great story line. — 904 Superstars

AMAZING!
★★★★★
Great cinematography, great story! Loved it! — PinkHeatherBeach

Funny, Heartwarming and Insightful
★★★★★
Life is not easy, even for the Gifted. Snappy dialogue with just the right touch of common sense. Filled with challenges and learning to live with mistakes. Damaged but Hot Uncle steps up and tries to do what is best for his niece, even when it costs him everything. Loved it the first time, the second time was even better. — ~Sunweaver

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