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Uncut Gems

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A24 presents Uncut Gems, an electrifying new crime thriller from directing duo Josh and Benny Safdie.

Starring Adam Sandler, the film follows the story of New York gambler Howard Ratner. Stumbling across a score that could potentially set him up for life, Howard places risky bets that force him to balance his personal life and relationships with his shady activities. Will his gamble pay off, or will it backfire and crumble his life into dust?

Carried by a compelling story and a powerful performance from Sandler, Uncut Gems is a potent drama as well as a worthy follow-up to the Safdies’ Good Time.


“By the time it’s all over, nothing is exactly what you might feel. But Sandler and Fox give it the humanity the Safdies wanted there.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“It all ends up to be a film in which both Sandler and the Safdies are pulling out all the stops, and it works.” – Ed Symkus, USA Today

“This is the best character Sandler has ever played.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Uncut Gems
Uncut Gems.