'Uncut Gems' is finally on Netflix, and it's hailed as Adam Sandler's 'best performance ever'
Adam Sandler is perhaps the most divisive actor in Hollywood today, and it is easy to see why.
Last year, Forbes reported that Sandler was the sixth highest-earning actor in the world, raking in a whopping $57 million. And many people will be asking how the man who starred in critically panned films like Jack and Jill, Murder Mystery, Pixels, and Grown Ups could be such a valuable asset to the movie industry.
Well, aside from the huge multi-million dollar deal Netflix has with Sandler's film company Happy Madison Productions, it's also because the Little Nicky star is a fantastic actor when he has the right material to work with.
And if you need proof of this, just go check out his latest movie Uncut Gems, which is now streaming on Netflix International.
Check out the incredible trailer for Uncut Gems below:
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, Sandler stars as Howard Ratner, a Jewish-American Diamond District jeweler and gambling addict who thinks he's finally hit it big when he discovers a rare uncut rock of Ethiopian gems, with a very interested high-profile buyer. But, as you can probably guess, he soon learns that he can't keep running from the consequences of his actions.
The movie was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews since its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in August last year. The Independent dubbed it as "the best performance of Adam Sandler’s career", saying "Sandler toys with his audience’s empathy, disgust and pity like a cat with its next meal".
The Hollywood Reporter also praised Sandler's performance, writing: "Many will agree that this is Sandler’s best performance, and the Safdies will finally move from the fringes of the commercial film scene to somewhere closer to the center."
And it's safe to say Netflix users all over the world are pleased to see the instant classic land on the streaming service:
Sadly, despite the fact every region got Uncut Gems on Netflix as of January 31st, 2020, the American streamers will have to wait a little longer until it comes to the US version of the platform.