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(2019)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman unzips her skirt to reveal a tattoo on her butt cheek.
  • A man is stripped naked by a couple of goons (nothing critical is seen other than a very brief instance of his pubic hair).
  • A painting of two nude women hangs in Howard's apartment, though it's only seen in the background of some scenes.
  • A couple kisses several times.
  • A woman invites her boyfriend to cuddle with her in bed, she's in her underwear and the scene cuts away once he climbs in.
  • A man attempts to hook up with a woman in a nightclub bathroom, she resists but is implied to give in, until they are quickly interrupted. Very brief and no nudity.
  • Some sexual references.
  • There's a short scene where a man and his girlfriend are texting. Some sexual texts. Later they are shown making out, and they fall onto a couch implying sex. Seen from a distance.
  • A woman is shown wearing lingerie.
  • There's a brief scene where a woman is masturbating while she's texting her boyfriend.
  • The lead character cheats on his wife.

Violence & Gore

  • A man gets punched in the throat, and is later hit in the nose and thrown into a fountain. Some bloody tissues are shown in the next scene as his girlfriend cleans him up.
  • A young man is carried out of a mine with a heavily bleeding leg injury. His bones are briefly exposed. Someone pours alcohol on the injury to cleanse it.
  • Howard starts two fights in a nightclub, and several people are punched and manhandled.
  • Two men gang up on a another man, ripping his shirt and knocking him to the ground.
  • Howard starts a fight at his daughter's school, biting one of his opponents and leaving a mark before being forcefully stripped naked and thrown into the trunk of a car.
  • Howard is clubbed in the back as he runs away. We see a large mark later.
  • Howard is held out of a window and threatened to be dropped.
  • A man snorting cocaine pressures a woman to make out with him, although she repeatedly rebuffs him. She eventually gives in to his pressure.
  • Lots of arguing/yelling.

Profanity

  • 408 uses of "fuck" throughout the movie. Many other obscenities throughout including: "cocksucker", "bitch", "shit", "pussy", "nigga" and "asshole".
  • Excessive and constant strong language throughout the entire movie. It gets to the point where it's over the top excessive.
  • The incessant profanity is a part of the constant tension throughout the movie.
  • Most of the f-bombs are said by Adam Sandler's character.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cocaine is mentioned and used very briefly in a club scene.
  • Some drinking, mostly in social settings along with brief smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Howard is constantly harassed by a gang of vicious loansharks who beat him up and steal from him.
  • A man is hung outside of a window by his ankles.
  • This is a VERY stressful, intense, and uncomfortable film, with overwhelming elements such as people constantly shouting over each other, constant loud music, claustrophobic scenarios, and sudden violence.
  • The scene that takes place in the night club is very claustrophobic. Howard and The Weekend get into a fight, this part is very tense to watch with all of the loud music in the background and indistinct shouting.
  • One of the most claustrophobic scenes in the movie is when Howard is clubbed and thrown into an SUV where he is constantly manhandled and has his clothes taken off by a gang of loan sharks and thrown into the trunk of a car.
  • The scene where Howard tries to get the door open while KG and his friends are stuck in a tight space is extremely tense. The constant yelling and buzzing is incredibly anxious.
  • The main character Howard Ratner is an extremely unlikeable person. His life is always in peril and he is always getting himself into tons of trouble and owes money to lots of people in New York. Howard's personality and the choices he makes are what makes the movie incredibly intense and overwhelming.
  • Despite having the actor as the main lead, this is absolutely NOT your typical Adam Sandler film, as this is a relentlessly dark and incredibly bleak neo-noir crime-thriller film. It features tons of intense moments and extensive use of extreme profanity throughout, as well as a persistent sense of paranoia, dread and anxiety. It's extremely uncomfortable from beginning to end, and it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
  • Uncut Gems isn't your typical Adam Sandler film. Although it does have some humorous moments, the entire film is serious and very unsettling. It has the potential to give some viewers panic attacks.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • A man shoots another man in the face (we see blood spray briefly, blood pools under his head and the camera zooms in on the bloody bullet hole in his face). Then the man shoots another man in the head and we see blood spray briefly.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Howard Ratner is shot in the face by Phil. Very sudden and could be shocking to some. His brother-in-law, Arno, is also shot by the same guy, more sad than scary or shocking.

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