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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.24.19] thriller crime

Can you remember the last time you were actually looking forward to an Adam Sandler movie? Not only can I not remember that time but it's been nearly 20 years since I've seen a Sandler-led movie that I actually saw never-mind liked. The Safdie Brothers have changed all of that with Uncut Gems.

The highly anticipated follow-up to 2017's outstanding Good Time (trailer), Uncut Gems stars Sandler as Howard Ratner, a big wheeling and dealing New York city jeweller who places some precarious bets in an effort to score a big windfall but when things go sideways, Howard is up shit creek without a paddle.

Along with Sandler, the movie also stars LaKeith Stanfield, Eric Bogosian, and Idina Menzel.

Sandler can be great with the right material and he certainly seems to be delivering the goods in this thriller which the Safdie's take to the streets of NY, their favourite setting. They've already proven they can do intense crime drama well and this looks to be another winner.

Uncut Gems opens in December.

Recommended Release: Good Time

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Wumpus (2 years ago) Reply

Strong reviews from TIFF, and distribution by A24? Yeah, this is going on my list.

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