"Uncut Gems is an insane ride with no respite that will grind your senses down to their last nerve."
— Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
"It’s made with so much love, care and enthusiasm—plus no small amount of risk—you thrill to think that they’re just getting started."
— Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
"It’s practically a cinematic panic attack, feverishly sustained over more than two hours by two directors who never fail to get under the skin."
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"Uncut Gems emerges as real gem itself, a sparkling comedy-drama about a compulsive gambler and risk-taker who never knows when to quit."
— Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"It is the most arrhythmia-inducingly tense film I have seen in years: by the end, I felt as if I’d spent the last two hours being dangled by my ankles over a crocodile pit."
— Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
"It's a bruising, desperate anxiety attack of a film that rips the rug out from under you when you least expect it. And, because it really cannot be said enough: Adam Sandler is on the form of his life."
— Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies
"Suggests "Mean Streets" by way of Preston Sturges, with a touch of "Death of a Salesman" to boot - a mesmerizing chronicle of desperate schemes, and it's hard to imagine anyone but Sandler at the center of it."
— Eric Kohn, indieWire
"The Safdie brothers continue their winning streak of making harshly real films about everyday New Yorkers with fatal flaws. But this time, they’ve also given Adam Sandler a platform to show just how good he is with the right collaborators. The results are as stylish as they are affecting."
— Matthew Dougherty, IGN
"You’re not dreaming. Billy Madison, Mr. Deeds, Happy Gilmore, Robbie Hart and the guy that sang “The Hanukkah Song” is doing the finest work of his career in Uncut Gems, a new crime comedy co-written and directed by Joshua and Benny Safdie. Pigs have flown, for Sandler is brilliant."
— Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
"At close to two and a half hours, Uncut Gems is a wild and long ride that refuses to let either the characters or the audience relax. But hey, you don’t go to a Safdie Brothers movie to relax — you go to let them take you on a hell of a ride. Or is it a ride to hell? With these guys, it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference."
— Steve Pond, TheWrap
"Sandler somehow manages to make him both totally exasperating and oddly magnetic—we watch his foolhardy flirtation with ruin in a state of shocked disbelief that borders on admiration. It’s a performance as live-wire exciting as the one the Safdies got out of Robert Pattinson in Good Time. And the movie itself is exhilarating. Just bring a Xanax."
— A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club
"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."
— Matt Singer, ScreenCrush