GIFTED ★★★

Di­rected by Marc Webb. Star­ring Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Jenny Slate, Lind­say Dun­can, Oc­tavia Spencer

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A de­cent guy (Evans) tries to re­tain cus­tody of his niece (Grace), a maths prodigy, while his evil mother (Dun­can) cir­cles men­ac­ingly. After serv­ing his time on the two Amaz­ing

Spi­der-Man films, Marc Webb, di­rec­tor of (500) Days of Sum­mer, steps to­wards a less flashy cor­ner of the main­stream with a solid, un­threat­en­ing drama. Call it

Kramer vs Kramer’s Mom. Call it Lit­tle Girl Tate. Call it what you like, but Gifted gives glo­ri­fied TV movies a bet­ter name. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 101 min

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