Uncut Gems

2019 film by Joshua and Ben Safdie

Uncut Gems is a 2019 American thriller movie[5] directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein.

Uncut Gems
Directed byJosh Safdie
Benny Safdie
Produced by
Written by
StarringAdam Sandler
Music byDaniel Lopatin
CinematographyDarius Khondji
Edited by
  • Ronald Bronstein
  • Benny Safdie
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • August 30, 2019 (2019-08-30) (Telluride)
  • December 13, 2019 (2019-12-13) (United States)
Running time
135 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$19 million[3]
Box office$50 million[4]

The movie stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict in New York City, who must get an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts. The movie also stars Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, and Eric Bogosian.

Uncut Gems had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019. It had a wide release on December 25, by A24. The movie strong good reviews, with its screenplay, direction, editing and Sandler's performance.

It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten movies of 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Barfield, Charles (September 12, 2018). "Lakeith Stanfield Joins The Safdie Brothers' 'Uncut Gems' As Netflix Signs On For International Distribution". The Playlist. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  2. "Uncut Gems". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  3. "'Uncut Gems' Shines at Box Office, Just in Time for Oscar Voting". New York Times. January 5, 2020. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  4. "Uncut Gems (2019)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  5. "Uncut Gems". a24films.com.