Movie Review – Uncut Gems

Movie Review - Uncut GemsThis is one of those movies that is impossible to grade. That’s because on the one hand, the acting — especially by Adam Sandler — was terrific. And honestly, even though Kevin Garnett played himself, he still did a fantastic job with the nuances. Hat’s off to him. I’d love to see him get a role in a movie where he’s not playing himself,  and see just how far he can go.

However, I hated watching this movie because the story is brutal. The character that Adam Sandler plays — Howard — makes so many bad decisions that it’s painful to watch.

Honestly, don’t see this movie unless you want to torture yourself.


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If I could erase this movie from my memory, I would.

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: I wish there were more Peetimes for this movie, but you’ll understand when you see it. There’s a LOT of dialog. I have a decent early Peetime but if you can wait I’d recommend the 2nd Peetime. It’s super long and has very little dialog and is very easy to summarize.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Uncut Gems. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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5 thoughts on “Movie Review – Uncut Gems”

  1. Happy Christmas, Dano!

    I have to ask. You gave an A to a movie that’s torture and you would scrub from memory if you could? Maybe this one needs two grades — competence vs enjoyment?

    1. Right, that’s why I said it was a really well done movie, that no one should see. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of comments that people really enjoyed the movie, for the performances. But in the Peeple’s Poll it is scoring WAY below expectations.

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