Uncut Gems

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91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material.
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    Matt CipollaThe Spool
    It's wobbly and looks like it could crack at any moment, and that's part of its charm. It also shines, and when it does, it shines blindingly bright.
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    Ade AdenijiAdeAdeniji.com
    Uncut Gems really nails the anxiety involved in watching sports, and the joy. But while this investment can come from being a noble fan rooting for their home team, there are so many other ways to have skin in the game.
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    In some quarters this has been declared some sort of minor masterpiece. Me, I'd say it's hard to imagine a more uncomfortable way of spending over two hours in the cinema and advise you to avoid it, shock ending and all.
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    Chris WasserThe Herald (Ireland)
    A fabulous, uncompromising piece of cinema.
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    Aine O'ConnorSunday Independent (Ireland)
    It's a loud, sweary, stressful watch and it is really very good.
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    Tom ShoneSunday Times (UK)
    It may not be for the faint of heart, but Uncut Gems is a hell of a way to kick-start the new year, like stepping onto a moving streetcar.
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    Brian VinerDaily Mail (UK)
    Let's just say that Uncut Gems is a heck of a ride.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Having looked at it closely, I'd say it's being over-valued. But not by much.
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    Sarah McIntyreRTÉ (Ireland)
    It's an endlessly nerve-wracking, visceral assault of a movie that will leave you exhilarated and probably more than a little relieved to be exiting the cinema.
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    Richard von BusackMetroActive
    The Safdies have talent, and if they'd cut this uncut gem they'd get closer to the work they're emulating.
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