Uncut Gems (2019)

Uncut Gems was not considered for any significant awards, despite critics and audiences screaming that Adam Sandler gave a career-best performance. Known for his crazy comedy films, Sandler decided it was time to go to the dark side and show us that he’s got mad drama skills.

I wasn’t overly surprised that within the first few minutes of Uncut Gems, I hated the movie. The background music was too loud, which made the fast-paced opening sequences seem even harder to understand. It wasn’t until about 25 minutes in that the film slowed down and begin to make any sense. As it rolled on, I became even less interested in the outcome.

Despite being a serious story, stupidity is the main theme. Sandler’s character is clinging to life on a thread, waiting for a big break, which never comes. And then, when things fall into place, the ending comes out of nowhere and leaves me without words. I don’t know what I was more upset about. The fact I didn’t see the ending coming or that events unfolded like they did. Either way, the story left a sour taste in my mouth, and I don’t see myself getting over it.

Uncut Gems will not be for everyone. People may avoid it because of Sandler, while others will say the story isn’t for me. I would definitely be in the latter category since I didn’t like the story. 2/10


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