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Uncut Gems
Uncut Gems

Year Released: 2019

Staring: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel

Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Plot

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

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"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 cha"

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"**_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"

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"“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 h"

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"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, "

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"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 al"

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"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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"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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"Quality! <em>'Uncut Gems'</em> 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"

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"My wife was 10 months pregnant when we watched this movie. I'm pretty sure the stress of watching it was what put her over the top. The baby came the next day. Thanks Adam Sandler!"

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