Adam Sandler gives a terrific, career-best performance as a charismatic Manhattan jeweler with a perilous gambling habit, who is always on the lookout for the next big score. In a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Sandler’s Howard Ratner is caught up in a precarious high-wire act balancing business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.
Critics loved this rollicking, high-energy thriller. And think Sandler was robbed of an Oscar nod. “This is an energy shot of a movie, a dose of which will leave viewers jittery, but craving more,” says one. Rated R.
Four screenings: Sat.-Sun., March 7-8, 3 & 7 pm. Tickets $8