Director: Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
Writer:Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, Ronald Bronstein
Stars: Adam Sandler, Idina Menzel, Julia Fox, Eric Bogosian
Nominations: Critics Choice Awards: Best Picture, Actor, Director, Editing
Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler, is 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.
… a cinematically expressive tightrope walk that seems designed to leave your blood pressure permanently spiked. It can be relentless and hard to take, but it is brimming with surprise and a vivacity that radiates off the screen.
If Uncut Gems leaves people rattled, disoriented, grasping for clarity in the chaos of one man’s hectic routine, that all speaks to the sheer precision of a visionary achievement in full control.