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The Best & Worst of Adam Sandler


It has happened! We are in a new age of film history where Adam Sandler has finally made a great film. Rated an average of 4.2/5 by users on Letterboxd, 'Uncut Gems' is getting some major love. But in the light of his apparent success, let us take a minute to look at some of the other highs of Sandler's career, as well as the utterly terrible lows. All ratings come from the general public as voted on the Letterboxd website. Let's get into it!


THE LOWS


Pixels | 2/5

2015 - Directed by Chris Columbus


GAME ON.


Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who’ve attacked New York.


Grown Ups 2 | 1.8/5

2013 - Directed by Dennis Dugan


JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE A LITTLE OLDER DOESN’T MEAN THEY’VE GROWN UP.


Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises—the last day of school.


The Ridiculous 6 | 1.6/5

2015 - Directed by Frank Coraci


When his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers.


Going Overboard | 1.2/5

1989 - Directed by Valerie Breiman


IN THE WORLD OF COMEDY, IT’S SINK OR SWIM.


A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.


Jack and Jill | 1.2/5

2011 - Directed by Dennis Dugan


HIS TWIN SISTER IS COMING FOR THE HOLIDAYS… …AND IT AIN’T PRETTY.


Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.


THE HIGHS


Happy Gilmore | 3.2/5

1996 - Directed by Dennis Dugan


HE DOESN’T PLAY GOLF… HE DESTROYS IT.


Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore – whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin – is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny’s house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy’s image.


The Wedding Singer | 3.3/5

1998 - Directed by Frank Coraci


HE’S GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1985.


Robbie, a local rock star turned wedding singer, is dumped on the day of his wedding. Meanwhile, waitress Julia finally sets a wedding date with her fiancée Glenn. When Julia and Robbie meet and hit it off, they find that things are more complicated than anybody thought.


Reign Over Me | 3.3/5

2007 - Directed by Mike Binder


LET IN THE UNEXPECTED.


A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.


The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) | 3.6/5

2017 - Directed by Noah Baumbach


An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.


Punch-Drunk Love | 3.9/5

2002 - Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson


YOU CAN GO TO PLACES IN THE WORLD WITH PUDDING.


A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.