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Viewers Calling For Adam Sandler To Never Return To Comedy Films After Watching His New Netflix Movie

Viewers Calling For Adam Sandler To Never Return To Comedy Films After Watching His New Netflix Movie

He's taken on a more serious role in his latest flick and has seriously impressed viewers

Adam Sandler fans are urging the actor to snap up more serious roles after watching him in new flick Hustle - you can check the trailer for the film here: 

Sandler found fame thanks to his roles in goofy comedies such as Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and Big Daddy, but wowed his fans with his performance in Uncut Gems in 2019. 

Now, he’s tackling another serious role in Netflix’s sports drama Hustle and once again, viewers are impressed. 

The synopsis for Hustle explains: “After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team’s approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.”

Adam Sandler in Hustle.

As well as starring in the flick, Sandler also worked as executive producer alongside NBA legend LeBron James who was a producer. 

The movie, which landed on Netflix on 8 June, has been showered with praise by viewers, with some suggesting Sandler ditch comedy and stick to more serious roles in the future. 

Posting on Twitter, one person said: “Adam Sandler is much better at dramatic acting than comedy. He's doing his thing in Hustle.”

Another wrote: “Hustle is another feather in Adam Sandler's serious cap. When he breaks out into the dramatic roles, he knocks it out of the park every time. Top tier Sandman.”

Someone else commented: “Hustle was a great movie, man. Really fun. If you’re a fan of basketball you’ll love it. But it’s also just a dope movie in general. I actually love seeing Adam Sandler in more serious roles.”


While another added: “Hustle is yet another reason why Adam Sandler should continue doing more serious material. I’m not always big on sports movies but his performance makes this worth a watch.”

As well as proving popular with viewers, critics have also responded favourably to the new movie - with Sandlers acting receiving particularly glowing praise. 

On review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, Hustle has an impressive 91 percent for both its critics and audience scores; while on IMDB it has a not-too-shabby 7.3 rating. 

If you’re keen to see what all the fuss is about then you’re in luck, because Hustle is available to watch on Netflix now. 

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Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, Film and TV