The New Adam Sandler Movie Has A 100% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes

The early reviews for Uncut Gems are incredibly positive.

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The new Adam Sandler movie, Uncut Gems, is getting rave reviews. The movie premiered at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend before its December release, and it currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic. To be fair, there are only around 10 review scores published thus far, but it is a strong start and potentially representative of how the movie will rate when it's released widely later this year.

The movie, which was directed by Benny and Josh Safdie, is a crime-thriller that follows the story of Howard Ratner (Sandler) who is a New York City jeweller intent on amassing more wealth. "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," reads a line from its description.

There has yet to be a trailer for Uncut Gems thus far, but the rave early reviews are an indication that this is one to watch. In addition to Sandler, the movie stars Eric Bogosian, Idina Menzel, Judd Hirsch, and LaKeith Stanfield.

Eric Kohn of IndieWire gave the movie an A rating. Kohn wrote that Uncut Gems is a "riveting high-wire act, pairing cosmic visuals with the gritty energy of a dark psychological thriller and sudden bursts of frantic comedy, and it’s the first movie to truly commune with Sandler's performative strengths since Punch-Drunk Love."

Meanwhile, Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Sandler's performance shows that time may have provided him peeks at the errors of his ways, but the fact that he’s continued to get away with things gives him the confidence to carry on, without lessons learned. It’s a helluva part, and Sandler aces it.

Acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on Uncut Gems.

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A high rotten tomatoes score from critics usually means it's woke trash.

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Wow, he’s on a role. That film from earlier this year looked good too.

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Pretty sure one of the signs of the apocalypse is an Adam Sandler movie scoring 100% on RT.

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@CyberEarth: well so far, only himself and his immediate family has voted so there is no reason to be alarmed yet

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Well, so called professional critics are just shills for the movie studios these days, so a high RT score means literally nothing. Hell, in extreme cases, it means the opposite. If a movie has overwhelmingly high scores, like 95%+ on RT, that's a pretty solid indication that the movie is actually preachy SJW crap, and the reviews were bought, or written by people more concerned with appearing woke than being entertained, or both. When the audience scores get revealed, if they're significantly lower than the critics', then it's pretty much confirmed.

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@the_bi99man: Yup. Sandler's character must come out as trans or some sh*t.

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This isn't an Adam Sandler produced movie(which have been almost universally terrible for over a decade now); Sandler has starred in plenty of great movies. Click-baity and/or ignorant headline

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@gameboy8877: If by plenty you mean one or two.

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What a World we live in, a Chappelle show with 0% approval and a Adam Sandler movie with 100%. What a time to be alive.

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@RogerioFM: Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones has a 30%

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@realguitarhero5: Now, but check the 0% debacle if you are interested.

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@RogerioFM: I'm not

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@realguitarhero5: Haha :)

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Rotten Tomato is a joke now. I lost complete respect when they manipulated the results to try to help Captain Marvel. I was done with them on that day.

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Ugh.

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Nice try, I'm still never voluntarily watching one of his movies ever again.

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@Shin_Gallon: he didn't make the movie

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@gameboy8877: He's in it, that's enough to skip it.

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@Shin_Gallon: After I watched Grownups 2, when so exhausted after walking in the mountains that I just couldn't change the channel, I swore to never watch another A.S. movie again. I'm with you. #justsaynotoas

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The same RT that gave Dave Chappelle a 0? Lol, sure...

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@ThePlantain: RT doesn't review movies

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@realguitarhero5: But they did allow only five ultra-progressive reviewers to be the first ones put up and no audience score. They were actively trying to destroy any chance his new special had, not that they could.

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@GinsuVictim: I love when woketards feign ignorance of RT leftist agenda.

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@GinsuVictim: what's the problem here

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@ThePlantain: It's at 30% now. I watched the first 15 minutes last night - shockingly bad. I love Chappelle, but I guess even the best crap the bed once in a while.

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@megagood2345: To each their own. I liked it more than his last two.

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Has there been an inverse proportionality rule for quality versus RottenTomatoes score law named for anyone on the internet yet? Can it be named after me if I'm the first to propose it?

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@Xylymphydyte: Not sure the "Xylymphydyte Law" rolls off the tongue. How about...the "Xy Law".

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Rotten Tomatoes is less and less credible nowadays.

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After people seeing the 0% critic reviews on Dave Chappelle's new special I don't think Rotten Tomatoes has credibility anymore.

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@oKiRe: Sorry for repeating myself, but it's up to about 30%, which seems fair to me. If Chappelle didn't have a good track record, it would be dismissed as crap. Being crass and offensive is easy. Being crass and offensive and funny is the art, and Chappelle usually does that way, way better.

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@oKiRe: Dave Chapelle has lost his mind though. It’s not even comedy anymore it’s just him ranting.

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@dashaka: I'm not a big fan of Chapelle, and I wouldn't even put this comedy special in my top 10, but it was still a damn good show. And he said a LOT of things that needed to be said.

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@dashaka: There are many comedians who's schtick is ranting. Sticks and Stones wasn't my favorite of his, but it was still damn funny.

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@Henry_The_Red: I just didn’t think it was, it had a few moments, but the majority of it was terrible. The first part was hilarious, and I was pumped, then it was followed by the remaining 80% of just cringe, awkward ranting that just wasn’t funny. That’s my opinion, and judging from reviews, a whole hell of a lot of people agree.

I loved his early stuff, it’s not that I don’t like the guy, I just think he’s gone off the rocker.

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@dashaka: he hasn't lost his mind at all. A large part of society has, though, which is something he touched on. But what, specifically, was "cringe"?

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