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Uncut Gems (2019)

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Releases December 25, 2019
A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, 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.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Howard Ratner
Julia Fox ... Julia
Kevin Garnett Kevin Garnett ... Kevin Garnett
The Weeknd ... The Weeknd
Idina Menzel ... Dinah
Jonathan Aranbayev ... Eddie
Jacob Igielski ... Beni
Noa Fisher ... Marcel
Paloma Elsesser Paloma Elsesser ... Kat
LaKeith Stanfield ... Demany
Eric Bogosian ... Arno
Keith Williams Richards ... Phil
Tommy Kominik ... Nico
Louis Anthony Arias Louis Anthony Arias ... Buddy
Sean Ringgold ... Bodyguard #1 (Stunt)
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From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler 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.

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(Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use) | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Uncut Gems See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

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2.39 : 1
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Howard Ratner is based on a man also named Howard, who Josh and Benny's dad worked for in the Diamond District back in their childhood. See more »

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Howard Ratner: Jews and colon cancer. What's up with that? I thought we were the chosen people.
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Sandler really has the potential
19 November 2019 | by Carolyn_ChanningSee all my reviews

I managed to watch Uncut Gems at New York Film Festival and I can say that it's one of, if not his best performance to date. For certain parts of the film, I forget that I was watching Adam Sandler cause you know, you are just used to see him in so many comedies but given the right material, he's actually full of potential in serious and dramatic roles like this. He completely disappears into the role. Adam Sandler is at his best when he's just acting in a movie and has no actual significant creative input over the movie's direction. Thank God to the directors, Safdi Brothers.


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