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The Trailer For Adam Sandler's New Movie Uncut Gems Is Here

The Trailer For Adam Sandler's New Movie Uncut Gems Is Here

The trailer for new Adam Sandler flick Uncut Gems has been released, and it looks like we're in for a compelling watch - not least because we're seeing a completely different side to the comedy actor.

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Sandler, who has featured in flicks like Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Murder Mystery, is known for his goofy, slapstick roles, often seen yelling at people.

However, for crime thriller Uncut Gems things take an interesting change of direction, as he steps into the shoes of charismatic jeweller Howard Rayner.

Credit: A24
Credit: A24

The synopsis listed on Rotten Tomatoes reads: "From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweller 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."

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Directed by Benny and Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems premiered at the end of August at the Telluride Film Festival - which saw critics come away with glowing reviews.

Adam Sandler at Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. Credit: PA
Adam Sandler at Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. Credit: PA

Noting how audiences have been comparing the flick to 'a cocaine rush', 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!"

Variety Fair's K. Austin Collins, meanwhile, 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."

Credit: A24
Credit: A24

Eric Kohn from Indiewire also loved the film, writing: "Uncut Gems won't sit well with anyone who prefers protagonists easy to like or stories with a clean moral compass.

"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."

Uncut Gems is released in the US on 25 December.

Featured Image Credit: A24/Netflix

Topics: Adam Sandler, Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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