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  • RELEASED: 2019
  • RUNTIME: 136 mins
  • WRITTEN BY: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein
  • DIRECTED BY: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
  • STARRING: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Kevin Garnett, Judd Hirsch, Abel Tesfaye, Tilda Swinton

May 29, 2020

“Send those bitches back to Paramus or Bay Ridge.”

“I know. I know. Jews and colon cancer. What is that? I thought we were the chosen people.”

So good, it’s worthy of two quotes.

Jan 14, 2020

This my fourth ride on this Safdies journey and I’m still marveling at how goddamn amazing it is. My heart is still about to leap from my chest in that masterful last half hour. And oh my God that damn score. THE FACT THAT THIS MOVIE RECEIVED NO OSCAR NOMINATIONS IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY! Adam Sandler. Just speechless each time after I see it. A performance for the ages. He was robbed of an Oscar just like Amy Adams and Leo have been multiple times for the past 15 years.

Dec 28, 2019

Even better the third time. So well made and so damn entertaining. When Adam Sandler doesn’t get nominated it’s gonna be the biggest snub since Amy Adams for Arrival. This movie is honestly a character study. It shows a lovable asshole who just can’t make a good decision for his life and it’s just fascinating to watch. The last act is still heart pounding even knowing how it all ends. And Daniel Lopatin’s score gets better each time.

Dec 13, 2019

Even better on second viewing. I still believe Adam Sandler gives the best performance of this year and his career and the Safdies are just amazing at using the cinematography, the score and the editing to heighten the tension. It’s strangely even more anxious the second time even though you know what happens. Also Howard Ratner is one of the best movie characters in recent memory.

Oct 12, 2019

NYFF #1:

Wow. That was something. A tension-filled, thrilling crime story with the Safdies’ insane directing style. It’s heart-pounding, hilarious and brilliant, all at the same time. Oh yeah and Adam Sandler. Best performance of the year and one of the best performances of the decade. Simply unforgettable. And the score, editing and cinematography all come together to create a one-of-a-kind, edge of your seat experience. One of the best films of the year.