Winner! Best Director (Safdie Brothers) – New York Film Critics Circle
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
“A vibrantly madcap dark comedy…Sandler is revelatory in the role. Grade: A-“– Darren Franich, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Sandler delivers a tour de force…plays like a white-knuckle thriller…such profound, palm-sweating tension you may have to catch your breath. You do not want to miss it.”– Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“’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
“’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