Winner! Best Actor (Adam Sandler) and Best Original Screenplay – National Board of Review
5 Independent Spirit Award Nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Male Lead!
From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time) comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he 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.
USA, 2019, 135 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie
“A heart-pounding, nerve-shredding, funny masterpiece with a compelling, all-time best performance from Sandler. ‘Uncut Gems’ is a truly electrifying trip which should catapult the Safdie brothers into the mainstream as experts of high-octane cinema.”– Luke Channell, HEYUGUYS
“’Uncut Gems’ is a prime slab of concentrated pulp storytelling in 135 New York minutes, gripping and remorseless, and probably the cruellest, funniest joke of Adam Sandler's career.”– Tom Charity, SIGHT AND SOUND
“’Uncut Gems’ feels like being locked inside the pinwheeling brain of a lunatic for more than two hours - and guess what: It's a gas!”– Peter Bebruge, VARIETY
“Sandler delivers a tour de force performance in one of the year's best films.”– Courtney Small, CINEMA AXIS
“It's a performance as live-wire exciting as the one the Safdies got out of Robert Pattinson in ‘Good Time’. And the movie itself is exhilarating. Just bring a Xanax.”– A.A. Dowd, AV CLUB
“’Uncut Gems’ emerges as real gem itself, a sparkling comedy-drama about a compulsive gambler and risk-taker who never knows when to quit.”– Todd McCarthy, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER