If not later, when?
Uncut Gems follows Howard Ratner, a man living his days in risk without reward, repeatedly giving everything on a whim to win on his own terms. Ratner is played by Adam Sandler, who has given a performance unlike one I’ve ever seen from him. It’s captivating. He has an unnerving charisma that breeds chaos and destruction for himself and those around him. There’s a vibrancy and authenticity about him, one that it seems only Sandler could bring…
The ending brought me to tears. It’s one thing to see a film about racism and the KKK in the era of its upbringing. But to see the side by side comparison to tragedies that have happened recently, and are STILL happening today.... it’s unreal. Too real.
A great balance of style, comedy, and realism. Definitely deserved more credit than it received.