Run time: 2h 15m
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Audience Score: 51%
Uncut Gems is supposed to be, according to critics, Adam Sandler's best performance. The difference between this movie and his other ones is that this one is nowhere near a comedy.
Adam Sandler plays Howard, a man that sells jewelry. He finally is able to access the a type of opal he has been wanting for a very long time. The gem is worth less than 1 million dollars. What does he do with it? He gives it to a basketball player to borrow for a few days. Obviously, he doesn't get the gem back on time.
When he does, he auctions the gem and uses the money to make a high-stake bet on a basketball game. That's all that will be said.
There's not much to say about this movie because nobody can really pick up any details. Adam Sandler isn't being his funny self. At first, it sounds like the title "Uncut Gems" would sound like a metaphor for something, but it's not. The movie is literally about an uncut gem.
The movie is slow...very slow. Just about the longest 2 hour movie, personally.
Many parts seem unnecessary and are just there to fill the time. Delaying the time it took to get the gem in the first place in order to get it back was useless. What is the climax? Why did the basketball player take so long to get the gem back? Why is it auctioned for such a low price? And somebody please tell us what happened in the end.
Recommended to people who hate Adam Sandler's comedy. You might just like this one.