Uncut Gems

critic Reviews

93% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score93%
  • Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material.
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Uncut Gems provides Adam Sandler with the performance of a lifetime coupled with anxiety, stress driven spot on filmmaking by Benny and Josh Safdie.
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    Soraya Nadia McDonaldThe Undefeated
    The magic trick of the Safdies is that even when they plunge you into the dyspeptic, spleeny, cyclical hell of Howard's own making, they manage to make you root for him anyway.
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    Chris BarsantiPopMatters
    The Safdie Brothers' nervy ball of tension sends a hustler (Adam Sandler) blasting recklessly through a city where everybody is on the make.
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    Jocelyn NoveckAssociated Press
    As for Sandler, he deserves the accolades he's getting, again proving that with the right material, he has an uncanny ability to reach deep within us, despite our deep, DEEP annoyance.
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    Jeff YorkCreative Screenwriting
    It may confound and even anger some viewers, but the Safdie brothers know what they're doing. They want their gripping story to put us between a rock and a hard place and make us squirm, just like their protagonist.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    An effervescent tale of self-destructing behavior, anchored by Sandler's intense performance. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Chris FeilThe Film Experience
    Uncut Gems is a dose of high anxiety filmmaking that's partly Shakespearean tragedy of hubris and part underbelly crime saga...
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    Brett ArnoldConsequence of Sound
    Uncut Gems is easily the most immersive movie-going experience you'll have this year -- if not ever.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    Everything is simultaneously terrifying, horrifying and mesmerizing in Mr. Sandler's new movie. Uncut Gems is a dark sparkler.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    Howard is nothing but drive and, for 134 adrenalized, unflinching, emotionally and physically thrilling minutes, we get to ride along with him.
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