Uncut Gems

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brad NewsomeSydney Morning Herald
    It's a brilliantly exhausting movie that gaffer-tapes us to motormouth New York gem dealer and degenerate gambler Howard Ratner... The thrill and despair of the addict are palpable.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Having looked at it closely, I'd say it's being over-valued. But not by much.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    When relief finally comes, it's heartbreaking.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Uncut Gems is a fairytale written by the hand of capitalism, where mystical highs are followed by crushing blows -- and there's always a price to pay.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This is the year's most exciting film. You can take that to the bank.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    There is more to the Safdies' secret sauce than panic. At first glance the cast has the feel of a group of strangers grabbed at random from the sidewalk, yet it clicks and keeps clicking.
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    Bill NewcottMovies For The Rest Of Us
    Adam Sandler has played straight drama before, but nothing will prepare you for this adrenaline-pumped film that feels like a plunge into a vat of battery acid.
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    Ricardo GallegosPólvora
    An anxiety inducing tornado that sweeps you and squirms your brain. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    Operates entirely at a level of clammy panic and desperation, forcing its audience to witness a person make all the wrong decisions and being powerless to stop it.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    The Safdie brothers' film manages to make me think with that speech, but I cannot empathize with the time-trial misfortunes of the impertinent protagonist. [Full review in Spanish]
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