‘Hustle’ gives Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison its first Certified Fresh hit on the 46th attempt

Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company earned billions of dollars at the box office,

before migrating to Netflix and becoming one of the streaming service’s marquee brands,

all of which was accomplished without a single one of the outfit’s features being rated as Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s taken no less 46 films to get to this point, but basketball dramedy Hustle has finally broken

through after landing an 87 percent critical score from 55 reviews.

Prior to this, Judd Apatow’s Funny People and Mike Binder’s Reign Over Me

were the only Sandler vehicle to even emerge with its head above the 60 percent parapet,

but even then the stand-up story or introspective drama didn’t manage to secure the Certified Fresh label.

Happy Madison is famed for delivering broad comedy vehicles that are more than capable