Hath mine eyes deceived me or art this the finest technical achievement of the year.
$15m budget. Flawless.
Honestly surprised to say it rendered me breathless but to use a more apt hyperbole; it knocked me bleedin’ head off.
It’s hard to have high expectations for a film that casts an actor known for crass comedies in the role of an intemperate diamond dealer but in this fervid thriller, Adam Sandler irrefutably shuts down his critics with a shockingly brilliant performance. He epitomises the anti-hero; selfish and greedy but possessing an optimistic aura that causes us to root for him regardless.
As for the Safdie brothers, they’ve crafted a heart-thumping masterpiece here with a deceptively simple plot. Every character…