Adam Sandler is one very special creative genius. I’ve always thought he had more in him than just silly, stupid, goofy comedies. But who wouldn’t be happy enough with another The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore or The Waterboy, Airheads? Simple.
This guy wants his due. And he deserves it. Hollywood critics think most of his comedy is beneath juvenile, rewarding it with scathing reviews and sub teen tomatometer scores.
And then there are Sandler fans like us. We enjoy Sandler’s quirky, outrageous, zany antics. He’s been this generation’s Jerry Lewis meets Don Knotts.
So earlier today I was surprised to come across a movie trailer (top of post) I had no idea he was starring in called Uncut Gems, And lo and behold, early critic reviews at Rotten Tomatoes for Uncut Gems are …. like this:
Wow. I mean, 95% is the current tomatometer for an Adam Sandler thriller?!?! This is Twilight Zone stuff. Seriously, I took a screenshot:
Just for comparison, here are some reviews from another Adam Sandler movie on Rotten Tomatoes 6 years ago:
Now, given the movie above (Grownups 2 with tomatometer 7%) was bad, still, it’s like they aren’t even talking about the same actor. This proves that Hollywood memories are short. Critics can and do change their actor’s worth based on just one picture.
When it comes to movies, it’s more often the song, not the singer.
I added Uncut Gems to our watchlist and am really looking really forward to it. I thought he’d been run off from the big screen and to straight to Netflix movies (Murder Mystery ⭐️⭐️½ was the last movie we saw by him and Jennifer Aniston on Netflix).
Go get them, Sandler. I hope this thriller is every bit the gem in the title and your much deserved creative career. Thank you for making me cry and laugh and be entertained countless times. In whatever genre you want, you keep making films.
We’ll keep watching.