If you go see “Uncut Gems”, you will see actor/comedian Adam Sandler in a new light!
“Uncut Gems” is about a New York City Jeweler, Howard (Sandler) who is always looking for the next big thing. He hustles from his place of business to various other jewelers around the city. His clientele varies from the NBA Super Star Kevin Garnett (He does make an appearance) to other NYC business owners to Bookies and people on the wrong side of the law.
Howard performs what appears to be a “High-Wire” Act balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries all around him while making a variety of high-stake bets that could land him that big windfall for life.
The movie is in your face. The execution of the movie is on point, but the subject matters that are illustrated are not fun or entertaining. This movie contains “Strong Violence, Nudity, Sexual Material/Situations, Drug Use and Strong Language”.
I personally did not like the movie, not because of what the movie contained, but because of the illustrations of some of the scenes and the boldness of it all.
Several theater patrons left before the movie was over. With a 2 hour 15 minute running time it seemed like the movie would never end.
The paid critics found “Uncut Gems” to be “Fresh”. It received a 93% Score on Rotten Tomatoes. I disagree…I would have to give “Uncut Gems” a 60% Score.
See “Uncut Gems” for yourself, if you dare.
This is a 2 ½ Star Movie!!