Sonny Bunch is my favourite movie reviewer. He nails it with his reviews of Uncut Gems (spoilers there!)

In Mid-January, he included it in his list of the best movies of 2019:

Uncut Gems, opening nationwide today, is that oddity that hits you hard both ways: it is simultaneously intimate and overwhelming in scope, the sort of film that will move you for the relationships it depicts and leave you feeling viscerally uncomfortable, tight in the chest, veering toward a panic attack as it rushes toward its climax. I’ve rarely felt more awkward in a movie theater — and I loved every second of it.

‘Uncut Gems,’ One of the Ten (Or So!) Best Movies of the Year

and in the Washington Post:

Sandler is deservedly getting buzz for an Oscar for his role as Howard Ratner, a gambling junkie trying to juggle his work life, his home life and his addiction while struggling to sell a massive opal that Kevin Garnett, playing himself, has absconded with after being convinced it is a good-luck charm. His performance here is electric, and the drama flows naturally from the manic comedy that has so defined his career. The twitchiness that defines the character and the mood swings that make him feel real are natural outgrowths of the goofy guy we of a certain generation grew up cheering for in “Billy Madison” and “Happy Gilmore.”

Adam Sandler is the uniter we need right now

Do yourself a favour and see it. It’s currently available on Netflix in the Isle of Man.

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