“Uncut Gems” – 1 out of 10.
In a word: Frenetic
If you like good movies don’t bother seeing “Uncut Gems.” It’s the greatest waste of viewer dollars I’ve seen in a long time.
The premise of the plot: A crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a 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, Howard must perform a high-risk and dangerous act, balancing business, family, and adversaries on all sides in his pursuit of the ultimate victory.
The movie had way too many implausible scenes. For example, the bad guys kidnap Ratner, drive him around then bring him to where his own car is parked. There, the bad guys strip him nude and deposit him into the trunk. Minutes later, in the darkness of the trunk, Ratner is using his cell phone to call his wife, who, in fact, comes to help him out.
Cell phone in the darkness of an auto trunk? Naked?
If you like the sounds and optics of New York City, viewers will get plenty of that. People who are concerned about crime and vulgarity, prepare for an overdose, particularly the “F” bomb and “MF” that seems to adorn every sentence of dialogue. In some spots, the dialogue is lost in all the frenzy because we cannot hear over the relentless screaming by people or the blaring of backdrop music which would be better used as a “hands off” torture technique at Gitmo.
We walked out after an hour.
Pure junk film.
I give it a 1 out of 10, only because Sandler is a surprisingly adept actor.
Uncut Gems (2019) – IMDb