GiftedFrank 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 mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 101 minQuality: HDRelease: 2017IMDb: 7.8
Critic Reviews of "Gifted"
J. R. Jones Chicago ReaderApril 13, 2017
As scripted, Evelyn is too vicious to be persuasive, and Flynn undercuts her morally by stressing her lust for recognition.
Colin Covert Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 13, 2017
Sure, it's a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.
Rex Reed New York ObserverApril 12, 2017
A formulaic and manipulative tearjerker that is really nothing more than a woman's picture from a man's point of view.
Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-DispatchApril 11, 2017
"Gifted" is an engaging comedy-drama that avoids becoming too much of a tearjerker.
David Fear Rolling StoneApril 10, 2017
The film's heroine is extraordinarily gifted. The film itself, not so much.
Ellie Walker-Arnott Time OutApril 07, 2017
The question at the movie's heart is: What is best for Mary? The answer Gifted chooses is predictable, but that doesn't stop the movie from messing with your tear ducts.
James Mottram South China Morning PostMay 01, 2017
It's predictable but pleasurable enough - an inoffensive charmer that doesn't outstay its welcome.
Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue.comApril 28, 2017
... a heartfelt but manipulative tearjerker that never digs into the various moral dilemmas at its core with much sincerity or authenticity.
Jackie K. Cooper Huffington PostApril 24, 2017
A strong plot mixed with dynamic acting added to innovative directing equals a gift of a movie. Mckenna Grace is adorable.
John Serba MLive.comApril 21, 2017
Functions reasonably well as an ankle-deep melodrama until its third act, when characters are thrown into the gears of the plot machine.
Dan Lybarger Arkansas Democrat-GazetteApril 21, 2017
Essentially a watered-down version of Searching for Bobby Fischer, Gifted is earnest but phony.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and PracticeApril 21, 2017
Drama about an uncle's love and caretaking for his niece who is a young math prodigy.
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Actors of "Gifted"
Chris EvansBirth date: 13 June 1981, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater.He was born in Boston, ...
Mckenna GraceBirth date: 25 June 2006, USADescription: Mckenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in the USA. She is known for her work on Designated Survivor (2016), Mr. Church (2016) and Gifted (2017).
Lindsay DuncanBirth date: 7 November 1950, Edinburgh, Scotland, UKDescription: Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on About Time (2013), Birdman ...
Jenny SlateBirth date: 25 March 1982, Milton, Massachusetts, USADescription: Jenny Slate was born on March 25, 1982 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA as Jenny Sarah Slate. She is an actress and writer, known for Zootopia (2016),...
Octavia SpencerBirth date: 25 May 1970, Montgomery, Alabama, USADescription: Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and hold...
Michael Kendall KaplanDescription: Michael Kendall Kaplan is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
John M. JacksonBirth date: 1 June 1950, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USADescription: John M. Jackson was born on June 1, 1950 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as John Murice Jackson. He is an actor, known for JAG (1995), A Few Good Me...
Glenn PlummerBirth date: 18 August 1961, Richmond, California, USADescription: On a foundation of talent, unbridled dedication and a passionate mindset, Glenn Plummer has enjoyed a successful acting career that spans almost tw...
John FinnBirth date: 30 September 1952, New York City, New York, USADescription: John Finn was born on September 30, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as John Joseph Finn. He is an actor and director, known for Cold Case (200...
Elizabeth MarvelBirth date: 27 November 1969, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Elizabeth Marvel was born on November 27, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Burn After Reading (2008), True Grit (...
Candace B. HarrisDescription: Candace B. Harris is an actress best known for roles in Fox Searchlight's 2017 movie Gifted (Carly Rosen), NBC's Constantine (Carly), The Single Li...
Jon SklaroffDescription: Jon Sklaroff is an actor, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Three Kings (1999) and Gifted (2017).
Jona XiaoBirth date: 18 May 1989, Changsha, ChinaDescription: This year actress Jona Xiao can be seen in some of the most talked about about projects in TV and film. She has quickly become known for her abilit...
Julie Ann EmeryDescription: Julie Ann Emery began her career at the age of 16 on the theatrical stage. Most recently she starred in "Boy Gets Girl" at the Geffen Playhouse in ...
Keir O'DonnellBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: O'Donnell was born on 8 November 1978, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to an Australian father of Irish descent and an English mother. He gre...
Crystal FreyermuthDescription: Crystal Freyermuth is an actress, known for Gifted (2017).
Maia Moss-FifeDescription: Maia Moss-Fife was born and primarily raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She comes from a musical family and developed a love for singing at a very young ...
Brody RoseDescription: Brody Rose is an actor, known for Gifted (2017), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and The Maltese Moose and Squirrel (2014).
Joe ChrestDescription: A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 plays and musicals, Joe holds a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University in his home state ...
Ashley L. ThomasDescription: Ashley L. Thomas is an actress, known for Gifted (2017), Leslie Mills: Ah Ah (2015) and M Is for Monastery (2013).
Danielle DeadwylerDescription: Danielle Deadwyler is an actress and producer, known for Sweet, Sweet Country (2013), Gifted (2017) and Ir/Reconcilable (2014).
Jack LandryBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Jack Landry was born on October 6, 1978 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for 2 Guns (2013), Contraband (2012) and Gifted (2017)....
Karleigh ChaseDescription: Karleigh Chase is an actress/writer who is most well known for her two original one-woman shows, "Memoirs of a Painted Woman" and "LESS," for which...
Will Buie Jr.Description: Will Buie Jr. is an actor, known for Gifted (2017), Dog Years (2017) and Daytime Divas (2017).
Desmond PhillipsDescription: Desmond Phillips is known for his work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), Bonnie & Clyde (2013) and Ant-Man (2015).
Teresa L. GravesDescription: Born in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico and raised in Long Island,New York, Hampton,Virginia,and Henrietta,New York by way of her father's 20yr service as a...
Gordon DannielsDescription: Gordon Danniels is an actor, known for The Great Debaters (2007), Hall Pass (2011) and Gifted (2017).
Walt EdlerDescription: Walt Edler is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Jordan EllenbergDescription: Jordan Ellenberg is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Miley NyguenDescription: Miley Nyguen is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Aidan McKenna BatemanDescription: Aidan McKenna Bateman is an actress, known for Gifted (2017).
Jaylyn HawkinsDescription: Jaylyn Hawkins is an actress, known for Gifted (2017).
Riley HarveyDescription: Riley Harvey is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
David CordellDescription: David Cordell is known for his work on Pitch Black (2000), Australia (2008) and Gifted (2017).
Directors of "Gifted"
Marc WebbBirth date: 31 August 1974Description: Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He is a producer and director, known for (500) Days of Summer (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The ...
Creators of "Gifted"
Tom FlynnDescription: Tom Flynn is a screenwriter best known for "Watch It," which he also directed, and "Gifted," which was a selection on the 2014 Black List and perfo...