Critics are saying 'Uncut Gems' is the best movie of the year, how does this movie impacts the legacy of Adam Sandler.
In the biggest movie of 2018, 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'Doctor Strange' tells 'Iron Man', “We’re in the endgame now,” the news of Adam Sandler’s movie ‘Uncut Gems’ getting a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes sure feels like a sign of apocalypse. Yes it is still early review, and Rotten Tomatoes scores are sometimes eschewed by the aggregate measuring method, but if you see the average score for the film just below the tomato meter, it shows a rating of 9.5 out of 10, and it made us stand up and take notice.
Coming out of Telluride Film Festival, the film was laden with praises, and along with Joker, this movie is coming out with some of the best reviews, and everyone is dumbfounded by the whole thing. We are not trying to be harsh, growing up, Adam Sandler movies were one of the best and inappropriate things to watch. They were on the nose funny, obnoxious and at times really endearing, but after most of the kids grew up and the films stopped being funny.
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There are a few gems in the filmography of Adam Sandler, for example; 'Happy Gilmore', 'The Wedding Singer', 'Waterboy', 'Reign Over Me', 'Punch Drunk Love' and 'The Meyerowitz Stories', but you need to shift through so much pile of sh*t to get to the good stuff it just isn’t worth it. Just take his Netflix movies, for example, they are some of the worst things you will see on-screen, and no one will argue with the fact those are the worst movies ever made. But it seems Adam is slowly being aware of the legacy he is going to leave behind and frankly, it is not going to be a celebrated one.
But in the past two years, Adam was part of an acclaimed movie directed by Noah Baumbach and released one of the best comedy specials of 2018 with 100% Fresh where he sings a song about Chris Farley. This is special where you can see everything good and bad about Adam Sandler, but this special was also the place where we felt like Adam was turning over a new leaf, but then he released the horrible Netflix movie 'Murder Mystery', and it felt like he was back to his old ways.
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Then, the late part of 2019 arrived and the festival season rolled into town where an Adam Sandler movie was going to be screened. It was funny at first, but then the reviews started to come in from Telluride, and it seems this will be the best Sandler movie to date. Considering Adam Sandler currently holds an average score of 34% on Rotten Tomatoes, this love from critics is both new and mind-blowing.
Directed by the Safdie Brothers, the movie follows Howard Ratner played by Adam Sandler who owns a jewelry shop but his side business is to look for the next big score. When Howard engages in a high stake bet which could set him up for a lifetime, he must balance his life and all the other adversaries in his pursuit of a win. The movie was produced by A24 with Netflix handling worldwide distribution, and the film is filled with a star-studded cast which only adds to the mystery and the allure of the project. Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Judd Hirsch, Eric Bogosian, and The Weeknd are all part of the movie.
Uncut Gems is on the way to becoming the greatest movie in Adam’s career, which really needed a rejuvenation at this point. This new movie obviously got the potential to, maybe not rewrite the career trajectory of Adam Sandler, but allow his film career to finally course correct.
92 score on Metacritic is no slouch, and going by the reviews; it seems Adam is certainly front and center in the movie. Considering the film is lauded as being the best movie of the year; finally, this movie may allow Adam to get a more serious and meaty role which just doesn’t play on the superficial goofs and laughs of his past films.
Uncut Gem is currently without a trailer, but considering the hype surrounding the movie and the critical acclaim coming out of Telluride, the trailer is not far away. The film is currently scheduled for release on 13 December 2019 so be on the look-out for what will most probably be the best movie of Adam Sandler’s career.