UNCUT GEMS – Mini Review

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UNCUT GEMS  stars-7.5

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie. Stars: Adam SandlerMesfin Lamengo, Suin Zhi Hua-Hilton, Liang Wei-Hei Duncan, Keith Williams Richards, Idina Menzel.

Just a bit of advise, don’t watch “Uncut Gems” before going to bed because it may take you a while to unwind from all the stress accumulated during the film and fall asleep. 

This is an electrifying, stressful, tense, frantic, exhausting film, where everything seems to be turned up to 11, where every single line of dialogue is shouted and where nobody ever seems to sit still as it all leads to a nail-biting finale. It’s all very entertaining, even if you not very relaxing. 

Adam Sandler proves once again that he has the real acting chops when he’s given the right material; in fact this may be his best performance as the jewellery dealer/compulsive gambler/cheater who has the ability to always make the wrong decision at the wrong time and never seems to finish a phone call. 

It’s all relentless for both the audience and his character on screen

This film is out in the cinema right now, but it also comes up on Netflix on the 31st of January. or so and if you like the fast, crime-type of films that Martin Scorsese used to make (this is actually produced by him), you’ll need to see.


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