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- Mesfin Lamengo
- Sun Zhi Hua-Hilton
- Liang Wei-Hui-Duncan
- Sunny Wu Jin Zahao
- Deneke Muhugeta
- Habtunu Africho
- Warren Finkelstein
- Adam Sandler
- Keith William Richards
- Tommy Kominik
Did You Know?
- The Safdie Brothers wanted to make this film since 2009 and prior to Good Time (2017), but couldn't get the project off the ground due to lack of financing. During that waiting period Robert Pattinson contacted the brothers via e-mail and said he was interested to work with them after he randomly discovered the poster of actress Arielle Holmes covered in pink neon light from their previous film Heaven Knows What (2014) on the Internet. After they met with Pattinson, liking him and being inspired by his energy, the Safdies spontaneously started to write Good Time (2017) with him in mind. After the film's premiere in Cannes and the following critical success, the brothers found themselves getting calls from Hollywood executives with offers including a big-budget superhero movie, which they declined and instead secured financing for Uncut Gems.
- The movie takes place in 2012, but the helicopter that Julia takes to make the bet at Mohegan Sun is a BLADE helicopter; the company wasn't founded until 2014.
- Howard Ratner: This is me! This is how *I* win.
Atom User Reviews
Excellent movie, Adam Sandlers deserve a Oscar for His acting!!
Don’t waste your time
The latest from the Safdie brothers is a cracking follow up to Good Time: a jangling panic attack of a movie and a timely reminder that, when he puts his mind to it, Adam Sandler can be one of the finest actors currently working.
The Safdies have crafted a complete experience here: A pointed critique of the “American Dream,” a wry portrait of Jewish assimilation in the 21st century, a cautionary tale about gambling addiction (that also doesn’t shy away from showing how seductive sports betting can be), and an unflinching character study centered around the best performance of Adam Sandler’s career.
The Safdies and the cast go deep enough here to make the film a genuinely human one.