Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweller, is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
This recklessly audacious, thrill-ride of a film cements directors the Safdie brothers as the next big things in American cinema (following on from their standout 2017 thriller Good Time), and presents an incredible, exhilarating turn for Adam Sandler's career.
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- Joe Harris