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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Cate Blanchett
Giovanni Ribisi
Keanu Reeves
Katie Holmes
Greg Kinnear
Hilary Swank
Directors
Sam Raimi
Screenwriters
Billy Bob Thornton
Tom Epperson
Running Time
112 minutes

The Gift
Cate Blanchett on sizzling form as the town psychic unravelling the horrific details of the murder of a local girl.


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Plot
Small-town psychic Annie is the focal point of her community, finding her door knocked on, on a daily basis by townsfolk after advice. When a local girl is murdered, however, Annie's 'gift' slowly helps her unravel the events of the night in question - with inceasingly sinster consequences.


Verdict
Comparisons to What Lies Beneath will inevitably be drawn, and Raimi's precursor to Spider-Man is, frankly, inferior. For fans of the jump-out-of-your-skin school, however, this is generally a winner. One made all the more appealing by Cate Blanchett in quite sizzling form.


Reviewed by Mark Dinning

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