By Gregory Kirschling
Updated March 14, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Ultimate Gift

type
  • Movie

A billionaire geezer (James Garner) dies, leaving behind video messages introducing 12 ”gifts” — i.e., tests — meant to teach his brat grandson (Drew Fuller) how to value life. So The Ultimate Gift is kind of like a feel-good Saw for churchgoers, minus the sadistic games of death. Not that overtly religious, just shameless, the movie picks up when our hero befriends Abigail Breslin as a cutie with leukemia. Then it nose-dives when he hits South America, where he is held hostage by banditos. Is that another test or just poor travel planning?

The Ultimate Gift

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 114 minutes
director
  • Michael O. Sajbel

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