Adam Sandler, despite being one of the most-loved comedic actors in Hollywood, isn't known for starring in the most critically acclaimed of films. Harsh, I know. But it's true.
As much as we love him, we've got to admit, his films are often more on the chick-flick comedy side of the movie spectrum, and don't tend to fare too well on cynical movie rating websites.
Sandler's latest movie has managed to score itself a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. For those of you who aren't aware... Rotten Tomatoes is a movie-rating website that is known for its notoriously critical and harsh rating methods. Basically, it's damn hard to get a score any higher than 70%.
Keep scrolling to read about the new movie, and to see exactly what the critics have been saying about the masterpiece.
Adam Sandler has had one hell of a career.
via: GettyAnd it's needless to say, he has become one of our country's most recognizable and well-loved comedic actors.
Sandler found his fame after becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member.
via: GettyAfter dabbling in stand-up comedy for a couple of years, Sandler became an instant hit when he became a regular addition to Saturday Night Live.
Audiences fell in love with Sandler's goofy demeanor.And, alongside his fellow cast member and friend, Chris Farley, he created some memorable and hilarious sketches. However, not everyone was too impressed, and Sandler was subsequently fired from the show in 1995.
But his career didn't stop there.And Sandler went on to star in many comedy classics, including Billy Maddison, Happy Gilmore, and The Wedding Singer.
Yet, despite all of his success...Sandler continuously struggled at the hands of film critics, who often raised their eyebrows at his goofy and often silly performances.
However, it now appears that Sandler may have finally caught the attention of these critics...As his most recent movie has scored a staggering rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. No easy feat, to say the least.
For those of you who don't know...Rotten Tomatoes is one of the most trusted recommendation resources for movies and TV series. The website rates movies using their "Tomatometer" scoring system: A meter that is based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.
So, it's needless to say, their rating system is a pretty harsh one.For example, Sandler's other (and best performing) movies scored quite poorly on their "Tomatometer," with Happy Gilmore getting 61% and Billy Maddison scraping only 40%.
So it was obviously a massive shock to see his latest release score so highly.
via: Rotten TomatoesThe movie, titled Uncut Gems, is an electrifying new crime thriller created by the acclaimed filmmakers, Josh and Benny Safdie. There is no trailer yet available, and they have released only this one shot as a preview.
Uncut Gems sounds a lot darker than Sandler's usual type of movie.
via: GettyThe synopsis reads: "Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), is 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."