Adam Sandler’s New Film Has Got 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

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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.

Until now.

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.

And 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.

After 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.

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.

And Sandler went on to star in many comedy classics, including Billy Maddison, Happy Gilmore, and The Wedding Singer.

Sandler continuously struggled at the hands of film critics, who often raised their eyebrows at his goofy and often silly performances.

As his most recent movie has scored a staggering rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. No easy feat, to say the least.

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.

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%.

The 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.

The 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.”

Variety critic, Peter Debruge, said in his write-up: “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!”


As Eric Kohn from Indiewire noted, writing: “Uncut Gems won’t sit well with anyone who prefers protagonists easy to like or stories with a clear moral compass.”
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“But there’s a genuine subversive glee involved in following Howard through his inane quest for all the money he can score, and watching him set himself up for failure with such conviction the whole way through.”

Variety Fair’s K. Austin Collins, praised Sandler’s performance, gushing: “I’m a longtime fan of Sandler, and of his schtick; I know his grab-bag of gestures and jokes as well as any other living actor’s. And yet I wasn’t prepared for Uncut Gems, which pushes his comic persona far toward the malicious insecurities that have long given Sandler his fire.”

In Rotten Tomatoes’ “Ridiculously Early Oscar Predictions” list, Sadler has made the list to be a potential Oscar winner for the “Best Actor” award, with them stating: “He is beloved by many, but he has not been much of critical darling, especially lately. That being said, when Sandler teams up with indie directors, good things happen.”

Because, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the film won’t be out in theatres until December 13th this year. And I can’t wait. If you can’t wait, either, keep scrolling because we have a list of everything coming to Netflix this month!