Adam Sandler’s newest movie, Hustle, successfully managed to achieve a remarkable Rotten Tomatoes score. The Netflix movie helped the actor in receiving some of the best reviews of his career to date. The film achieved a critics score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, putting it in third place behind The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and Uncut Gems.
Adam Sandler’s previous films for Netflix didn’t hit the mark
In 2021, the actor signed a $250m deal with the streaming service for making several projects centered around the “things he is passionate about”. While some of his previous work for Netflix (The Ridiculous 6, Sandy Wexler, and Murder Mystery) didn’t hit the mark, the actor received critical acclaim for Uncut Gems. And now, Hustle could be the beginning of a new era for Adam Sandler.
Hustle is the highest-rated film of his entire career when judged by the audience score
Hustle managed to achieve a score of 94%, which is followed up by Happy Gilmore (85%) and Reign Over Me (81%). So it’s safe to say that Hustle was loved by the fans as it is the highest-rated film of his entire career as per audience score.
watching that new Adam Sandler sports movie "Hustle" and man, this dude is really in his "I'm done being funny, I want OSCARS" era, huh. the "you love this game, but are you obsessed with it?" speech belongs in the hall of all-time great sports movie speeches pic.twitter.com/QqOtUaLfnL
— JAB 💛 HATER OF THE YEAR '99 (@qtrcirclejab) June 10, 2022
Hustle is a heartfelt love letter to basketball that is also a perfect vehicle for Adam Sandler to begin a more mature era of mainstream leading man roles. His love for the game spills out in every line and it’s completely lovable. pic.twitter.com/0nM49lKt4d
— The King of Burbank (@akingofburbank) June 9, 2022
Adam Sandler really outdid himself with #Hustle. It just might be my favorite movie of his ever
— Ale (@a1ejandrolivo) June 8, 2022
Hustle is a top tier feel great underdog sports movie. Adam Sandler is perfection in this because the film plays to his strengths as both a comedic and a dramatic actor. Juancho Hernangomez delivers a surprisingly heartfelt and emotional performance. Loved it. #HustleNetflix pic.twitter.com/C2sSO3cUpP
— Scott Menzel @ TIFF (@ScottDMenzel) June 2, 2022
This could be the beginning of Adam Sandler’s “Oscar era”
It is really exciting to see Adam Sandler is finally shifting his focus from comedies. Hustle is entertaining from the beginning to the very end, and basketball fans will love this one as the movie features enough basketball star cameos. Adam Sandler once again does an amazing job of keeping the story grounded and easy to invest in.
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