Adam Sandler and Queen Latifah in Netflix’s ‘Hustle’: Film Review
Adam Sandler so seldom steps far outside his man-child comedy comfort zone
that his more dramatic outings, notably
, are uniquely rewarding.
The same goes for the rare comedy in which the actor’s
shtick is contained, channeled into a nuanced characterization,
like Noah Baumbach’s
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
There’s pleasure and poignancy watching Sandler in
as basketball scout Stanley Sugarman, a man whose
infectious passion for the sport keeps hitting a wall of defeat.
Adhering to the formulaic requirements of inspirational sports dramas while