Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 2h15m
Warning – no babies for 15 Cert.
Adam Sandler departs from his usual comedic ‘man-child’ role to play a New York, small-time jeweller and gambling addict, Howard Ratner, in this adrenaline-fuelled high crime thriller.
Howard is a proud hustler who attempts to pay down his huge gambling debts by, of course, placing increasingly risky bets. Unpredictably erratic yet charismatic, he struggles to run from the loan sharks amidst New York’s Diamond District and finds himself dabbling dangerously in the basketball world in pursuit for the ultimate win.
A stellar yet unlikely cast ranging from LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You, Get Out), singer The Weeknd, who makes his acting debut as a night club singer, and the basketball great, Kevin Garnett who stars as himself.
Written and directed by the independent filmmaker duo, The Safdie Brothers (Good Time starring Robert Pattinson), notorious for their uniquely fast-paced and intensely close up cinematography style and produced by A24 (Ladybird, Moonlight, The Lobster).
Uncut Gems is set to become the indie production companies biggest hit overtaking 2018’s Hereditary. The film has put these hidden gems of filmmakers on the Hollywood map to become names you won’t want to forget.