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 Uncut Gems 

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Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, The Weeknd, and Eric Bogosian. The plot follows Howard Ratner, a gambling addict in New York City's Diamond District, who gets in over his head with loansharks and must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased in order to pay off his debts.

Filming for the project took place from September to November of 2018. Uncut Gems had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and was theatrically released on December 13, 2019 by A24. The film received critical acclaim, with its screenplay, direction, Sandler's performance and Darius Khondji's cinematography receiving much of the praise, and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2019, with Sandler also winning Best Actor.[6]


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I had absolutely no desire to see this but watched a screener and enjoyed it more than I was expecting. Sandler was annoying as hell but it was fairly engaging and I thought Julia Fox was great, she's a real find.


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I thought it was great, very frantic and nerve wracking all the way through. Sandler deserves an Oscar nom, it's one of the best performances of the year.


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Here’s how good this film is: I knew exactly what happen in game 7 beforehand (ball is life) and I was still on the edge of my seat at the end. The way the movie builds every relationship Howard has is so good and every juggling sequence of chaos is so well put together.

That said, Good Time is probably better. But Safdie Bros are set to rule the next decade.

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and KG somehow is great in this. KG!

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Yeah I think Good Time is a better movie overall, but I still really enjoyed this. Adam Sandler gives a great performance in this, and even though the character is a complete scumbag you do still want to kind of seem him make it out in the end. I also agree with Magnus that KG is pretty great in this as well which is probably the biggest shocker, but I loved his scene with Sandler towards the end. The Safdie Brothers have some real talent and are definitely the directors you want to look out for over the next 5 to 10 years. Oh and Julia Fox is fucking gorgeous and a pretty damn solid actress.

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Yeah Julia Fox can fucking get it.

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I loved it. Yeah, Uncut Gems is not for a regular audience, especially one going in and expecting to see an “Adam Sandler” film (though I’m not sure why you’d expect one if you’ve seen a second of advertising). It certainly wasn’t for the five people who walked out of my showing. IT WAS for me though. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a more perfectly constructed and hilarious movie within the last year.

JUDD HIRSCH!!!

*Chef’s kiss*

A+

And maybe it's because I'm already anxious enough as it is, but I didn't find it anxiety inducing. Tense? Absolutely. I didn't have a panic attack like some people have claimed to have though.

One legitimate plothole though - the Celtics didn't win a championship in 2012, so how special could that rock have been to KG?

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One legitimate plothole though - the Celtics didn't win a championship in 2012, so how special could that rock have been to KG?


That's because Lebron literally had one of the greatest playoff performances ever in game 6 of ECF. Even the black opal couldn't overcome The King.

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Nah.

Maybe his good luck charm was actually Howard all along. Once he got a bullet to the cheek the Celtics didn't have a chance.

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Brady needed that black opal yesterday. May of had a chance then.

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Listen to Magnus he knows his shit.
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Magnus is the fucking voice of reason.
That's scary.
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fuck Magnus
zwackerm wrote:
You're incredibly overrated and and if they made a Pixar film about you it would gross less than The Good Dinosaur.


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A black opal, receivers, and a coach not dumb/checked out enough to call three running plays (that don't include a Brady sneak) in a row at the 1.

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The movie is engaging, keeps one on the edge throughout. The intimate cinematography has a way of gauging the changing mood of Adam Sandler's character when he is being stalked by a series of unfortunate events. The on-location shooting and smooth transition from one location to the next provide a realism that englobes the audience into his world.

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I didn't have that much fun watching it until the climax, the plots of the amount of people Howard owed money to felt messy and chaotic, and Sandler annoyed me as much as he impressed me. But I can understand what they're doing, especially after reading an interpretation of the ending. There was never going to be a happy ending for Howard except for the momentary oasis of winning a bet, he was probably just going to bet whatever money he had left and get into trouble again. There's no happiness for this person cause he cannot see the forest from the trees in any way and has absolutely on awareness of his own life due to having the maturity of a child. He got killed only because he bet the money he got from KG instead of just paying off the thugs after him and trying to go straight with Julia. In some ways it was putting him out of his misery to kill him there, at least he got to have one of the only moments of happiness he would have the rest of his life before he died. The ending therefore dramatically changes the movie for the better compared to if they had just gone with the sports movie happy ending

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Did this film get Netflix's release or just Mexican Netflix snatched it?

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It's on Netflix in Singapore as well


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Netflix here in Oz too,

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I watched it again. It’s better on rewatch. What a picture.

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I’m waiting on that blu-ray release...

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Saw it. Now I need to see Good Time ASAP

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Saw it. Now I need to see Good Time ASAP


lol same here.

This was fucking great. I've seen it weeks ago and it's still in my head. Doesn't happen too often anymore. Safdie Brothers/Sandler were robbed.


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Yeah you guys definitely need to see Good Time if you enjoyed this. That movie and The Lighthouse are the sole reasons why I'm so confident in Battinson.


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lol same here.

This was fucking great. I've seen it weeks ago and it's still in my head. Doesn't happen too often anymore. Safdie Brothers/Sandler were robbed.


Yeah I’m the same. In fact I like it more now thinking about than straight after I finished the film!

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