In "Uncut Gems," a charismatic jeweler (Sandler) makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business and family, fending off adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win. (Gary Reber)
Special features include "Money On The Street: The Making Of Uncut Gems" (HD 30:30), upfront previews and a digital code.
The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed on Kodak Vision3 film stock in anamorphic Panavision® using the Arricam LT and ST camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. This is a stylized, unnaturally saturated picture with sparse glimpses of spot colors. Fleshtones are unnatural and over-saturated throughout. Shadow delineation is very poor with black levels that are blobs. Resolution is decent but not outstanding. Overall, this is a mediocre and very disappointing picture. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is chaotic and lacks clarity. Dialogue at times is so full of cross-talking that the effect is uncomfortable. The music is very loud and drowns out other sound elements. Bass is deep but undefined. Sound effects and atmospherics are undistinguished. Surround energy is aggressive and enveloping. There is really nothing of note to distinguish this soundtrack except for loud, irritating chaos. This is a poorly crafted soundtrack that disappoints. (Gary Reber)