Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems ★★★★½

Uncut Gems is one of the most anxiety-inducing films of the year. The Safdies have again proven themselves to be masters of building tension. This film never lets up for a second, taking every single opportunity to keep its protagonist in trouble. While films like this can often stretch believability, the filmmakers and Adam Sandler have created a character so believably self destructive that it never really becomes unbelievable. Sandler has delivered maybe the best performance of his career, as his character feels truly lived in and unique. All around a strong film for those who can handle the stress.