Adam Sandler started his Hollywood career in 1989 with his first film, Going Overboard. The actor has since appeared in a number of films. Most of his movies have received a positive reaction from audiences. Despite getting continued love from audiences, his movies do not seem to go well with critics. Even after spending more than three decades in the industry, only two of his movies hold the best score so far. His 2019 film, Uncut Gems, has a score of 91%, and his 2022 film, Hustle, holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Even though his movies have received enormous love from audiences, critics have mostly pointed out their faults. His films like Grown Ups, The Ridiculous 6, Jack and Jill, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan are some of the movies which received more negative reviews from critics.
Adam Sandler Shares His Father’s Advice
In his recent interview with AARP, Adam Sandler talked about critics continuously thrashing his movies. The actor said that it does sometimes sting. He further said it doesn’t feel good as he makes movies with all these amazing people. And he wishes that they don’t have to read everything people are saying about it.
Adam Sandler also asked about critics’ reactions to his films at the premiere of Uncut Gems. To which he replied that he doesn’t read reviews of his movies. He said, “Well, then I’d have to read all the ones when they say how bad I am. So I skip reading them all.”
In his interview, Adam Sandler also shared that some sage advice from his father always helps him to get over these things. He said he doesn’t get too shook with everything critics have to say.
He recalled an incident where something did not go well for him. When he got upset his father told him, “Adam, you can’t always be happy. People aren’t always going to like you. You’re going to fail.”
He further shared his father’s advice saying, “You won’t actually know you’re happy if you don’t feel that other stuff.”
Netflix Announces a Sequel for Adam Sandler’s 2019 Film Murder Mystery
Although Adam Sandler may not have a good history with critics, he does have a huge fan following. The actor has a passionate fan base and is happy that his fans love his works. His recent collaboration with Netflix has also received impressive results from the audience.
Adam Sandler’s 2019 Netflix film, Murder Mystery, was seen by 73 million households in its first four weeks of release on the streaming platform. Murder Mystery, just like most of Sandler’s films, has received a low rating of 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, considering the viewership it received, Netflix has renewed the movie for a sequel.
In his interview, Adam Sandler said he wants people to enjoy what he is doing. He also urged his critics to at least appreciate him cause he always tried his best. Thanking everyone who has provided him with opportunities he said, “I’m just amazed people have trusted me as long as they have in this business, and given me shot after shot.”
Adam Sandler is going to star in the sequel of Murder Mystery alongside Jennifer Aniston. Murder Mystery 2 is currently in its post-production. Other than Murder Mystery 2, Adam Sandler is also reuniting with directors of Uncut Gems Josh and Benny Safdie for a new movie.
Murder Mystery 2 does not have an official release date yet. However, the film is expected to release in 2023.