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Latest Movie Reviews: Uncut Gems

Wed 05 Feb 2020 | 02:21 PM
Yara Sameh

Uncut Gems is an American crime thriller movie that was produced in 2019. It arrives from acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie.

The movie had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30; it entered into a limited release in the United States on December 13, before it had a wide release on December 25, by A24.

The plot revolves around a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, he must perform a precarious high-wire act, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

It scored 92% from Rotten Tomatoes, 7.8/10 from IMDb, 90% from Metacritic, while 71% of Google users liked the movie.

One of the most trusted measurements of quality for Movies & TV, Rotten Tomatoes’s critical consensus reads, “Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material”.

A scene from the movie

Info & Cast

Rating: R (for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content, and brief drug use)

Genre: Drama

Directed By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

Written By: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein

In Theaters: Dec 25, 2019

Runtime: 135 minutes

Studio: A24

Budget: $20 million

A scene from the movie


Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner

Julia Fox as Julia

Idina Menzel as Dinah Ratner

Lakeith Stanfield as Demany

Kevin Garnett as himself

Eric Bogosian as Arno

Keith Williams Richards as Phil

Judd Hirsch as Gooey

Mike Francesa as Gary

The Weeknd as himself

Noa Fisher as Marcel Ratner

Jonathan Aranbayev as Eddie Ratner

Trinidad James as himself

Jacob Igielski as Beni Ratner

Wayne Diamond as Wayne

Josh Ostrovsky as Noah

John Amos as himself

Benjy Kleiner as Aaron

Pom Klementieff as Lexus

Tommy Kominik as Nico

Keren Shemel as Elline Goldfarb

Sahar Bibiyan as Ida

Lana Levitin as Ruth

Ca$h Out as himself

Additionally, Natasha Lyonne and Tilda Swinton have brief voice appearances as a Celtics staff member and an auction house manager, respectively.