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Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

Release Date: 12/25/2019 (US)
Rating: 15

Original Language    :    English
Release Date    :    12/25/2019 (US)
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Time    :    02 Hours 16 Minutes
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A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Rating:   IMDb  / 4.5

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written by Luis_989 on 22 December 2019
Adam Sandler's best performance? No. But it's indeed his best since Punch-Drunk Love, which continues to be the pinnacle of his talent. While the film isn't the best talking about technique, it seems to me that its style is totally focused on making the experience an exhausting one. And Uncut Gems is an overwhelming journey full of anxiety and stress. It achieved that splendidly. That's its greatest accomplishment: To immerse you in the entire atmosphere of the environment that Sandler's character inhabits, while we witness the cascade of bad decisions he makes. Perhaps the biggest mista... read the rest.

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written by Matthew Brady on 27 January 2020
“This is how I win.” One of the most stressful movie experiences I've had in awhile. This whole movie runs entirely on acid and how the series of events unfold was particularly stressful. People constantly talking or yelling over each other while the brilliant sound work made the space around them feel so tight, but incredibly claustrophobic. While I like ‘Good Time' a little more, but man what a rush. Adam Sandler is absolutely terrific as the greedy and sleazy Howard Ratner. If he's working with a good director, a strong supporting cast, and an interesting concept, Sandler will... read the rest.

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written by Stephen Campbell on 25 January 2020
Watching a guy screw up for two frantic hours may not sound very compelling, but this is a fine piece of work If you hold this Dazzling emerald Up to the sky, It will shine a billion Beautiful miracles Painted From the tears Of the most High. Plucked From the lush gardens Of a yellowish-green Paradise, Look inside this hypnotic gem And a kaleidoscope of Titillating, soul-raising Sights and colors Will tease and seduce Your eyes And mind. Suzy Kassem; 'A Jewelry Store Name... read the rest.

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written by msbreviews on 24 February 2020
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com The Safdie brothers are known for their anxiety-inducing films, and Uncut Gems follows that tradition. It's definitely a movie meant to be divisive. At several points during the film, all a viewer wants is to yell “shut up” to everyone on screen. The frenetic pacing, the overwhelming dialogue, and the loud score serve as both praise and criticism. Adam Sandler gives a career-best performance, but the narrative never quite grabbed me, being too repetitive and possessing a predictable yet impac... read the rest.

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written by Louisa Moore - Screen Zealots on 27 March 2020
Brothers and co-directors Josh and Benny Safdie are two of the most exciting names working in modern independent cinema, so their film “Uncut Gems” debuted alongside a shadow of grandiose expectations. The bottom line is that the film is good but far from great, and I'm comfortable going out on a limb and guessing those crowing the loudest about how fresh and original this movie is haven't seen their far superior 2017 film, “Good Time.” New York City jeweler Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high stakes bets that could lea... read the rest.

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written by JPV852 on 16 April 2020
Decent enough drama with Adam Sandler, though really found his character a bit too obnoxious to really care about though the ending was well done and surprisingly thrilling, but I have no problem with Sandler not getting a nod, I have seen him do better work (Punch Drunk Love for instance). Still, worth checking out even if it is a bit on the lengthier side for what it is. 3.5/5

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written by itsogs on 14 June 2020
Sorry, I am sure this movie had it's share of good ratings, but for me the movie was confusing coupled with a barrage of unnecessary profanity. I have always been an Adam fan of Sandler, but I couldn't get past the confusion.

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written by r96sk on 8 March 2021
Quality! 'Uncut Gems' is an absolutely thoroughly thrilling watch, the plot is so chaotic and high paced that it's practically impossible to not have a fun time with it. The cast do terrific work, typified by the tremendous Adam Sandler. Sandler (Howard) is unquestionably the star of the film, he gets a lot of stick for a lot of the roles he usually plays but this is far from anything I've seen him portray. He still shows his funny side no doubt, but he adds much more to make it a memorable character - which is a rarity for him. Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett and... read the rest.

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