New Adam Sandler Netflix Movie Breaks Actor's Record
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Adam Sandler has achieved a career record thanks to the popularity of his new film released on Netflix this month.
From Big Daddy to Murder Mystery, Grown Ups to Uncut Gems, Sandler never fails to entice and captivate fans with his movies.
He is loved across the globe for his work and the success of his films has long been reflected in strong Rotten Tomatoes ratings, with Happy Gilmore maintaining a strong 85 percent audience score more than 25 years since its initial release.
The golfing comedy was actually among the top three of the actor's most-loved films on Rotten Tomatoes, according to audience scores, but it lost its position this week thanks to Hustle; Sandler's new comedy-drama which is now streaming on Netflix.
The film stars Sandler in the role of Philadelphia 76ers scout Stanley Sugerman, who is down on his luck until he meets Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangómez) while abroad. Cruz has a tumultuous past, but Sugerman can't resist bringing him to America to try and gain the approval of the team.
Hustle dropped on 8 June and within a matter of hours achieved a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 94 percent, making it the highest-rated film of his career. At the time of writing, 9 June, the film has an audience score of 91 percent, landing it in joint-first place with his comedy special Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh.
Following Hustle on the Rotten Tomatoes audience scoreboard is Happy Gilmore, Reign Over Me and The Wedding Singer.
Praise for the film continues over on Twitter, where one person placed Hustle among the actor's best, as they wrote: "I just watched Hustle on Netflix and holy f**k was this movie good. Adam Sandler is continuing to do some really good work and I truly think this might go down as one of the best sports movies ever at one point. If ya love hoops, give it a go!"
Another fan commented: "Hustle is the best movie I’ve ever watched in my life. Adam Sandler really is the goat."
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 (@ScottDMenzel) June 2, 2022
In an interview with Slashfilm, Sandler said 'every day' creating the film was 'pretty exciting' and admitted he 'loved watching the basketball' that took place for the creation of the movie, for which he wanted to 'make sure the hoop looked as cool as possible, as real as possible'.
When it comes to Rotten Tomato's Tomatometer, Hustle maintains a high score of 89 percent but still falls behind the likes of Uncut Gems and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).
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