Film festival favorites Benny and Josh Safdie place Adam Sandler inside a cacophony of annoyance in this dramedy. Uncut Gems is an assault of the senses: It has a loathsome central character, unsteady camera work, a thunderstorm of profanity/yelling inside a world of antagonistic relationships, and an out-of-place early-’80s synthesizer score. The elements work against each other. The whole movie feels almost like an exercise in seeing how much an audience can tolerate, including how it plays into negative stereotypes. Continue reading.
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