Thu 27 February 5:50pm
Dir: Benny & Josh Safdie
Starring: Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel
Acclaimed filmmakers Benny & Josh Safdie (Good Time, Heaven Knows What) continue their impeccable run of form with the high-octane thriller Uncut Gems. Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a charismatic New York City jeweler with a serious gambling addiction. When he obtains a high-value opal from West Africa, a series of high-stake, impromptu bets take Howard closer and closer to the edge as he continues to search for his next big win. As the money he owes begins to creep up, Howard must perform a wire-act of balancing his crumbling family, business and encroaching adversaries in his relentless pursuit of the win of a lifetime. Sandler has received vast praise for what many are considering his most nuanced and dramatic turn of his career, and the ensemble features outstanding performances from Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Get Out), Julia Fox and Idina Menzel (Frozen).
★★★★★ “THE MOST EXHILARATING MOVIE EXPERIENCE OF THE LAST YEAR” – The Observer
★★★★★ “ADAM SANDLER IS OFF-THE-SCALE GOOD” – Total Film
★★★★★ “THE YEAR’S MOST EXCITING FILM” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian