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Adam Sandler: Critics hail Netflix release 100% Fresh as 'great entertainment’ and actor's 'best work in years'

Previous releases The Ridiculous 6 and Bucky Larson received zero per cent on Rotten Tomatoes

100% fresh trailer

The latest Adam Sandler project to debut on Netflix is garnering extremely positive reviews.

Sandler has long been an actor most associated with critically-maligned comedies. In 2014, the streaming service signed Sandler up to a four-movie deal, the releases of which were lapped up by subscribers but despised by critics: The Ridiculous 6 and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star scored zero per cent on Rotten Tomatoes with later titles Sandy Wexler, The Do Over and The Week Of not faring much better.

However, his new stand-up – the perhaps ironically-titled 100% Fresh – is getting thumbs up across the board. It’s compiled using dozens of live performances from venues across the US and is said to see Sandler on the best form in years.

As it stands, the comedy special is not too far away from the 100% mark, sitting comfortably at 92% – the actor’s best score since The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).

100% Fresh is directed by his longtime collaborator Steven Brill (Little Nicky) with assistance from none other than Paul Thomas Anderson who worked with Sandler on Punch Drunk Love in 2002.

You can see a selection of the special’s reviews below.

USA Today

“Sandler is clearly having fun. His spirit flows out of the special, and it reminds you of the Sandler we all used to love.”

AV Club

“Whether he’s giving a nuanced performance, standing back at a lazy de facto family reunion, or telling silly jokes on a relatively unadorned stage, Sandler feels like himself-and 100% Fresh is a particularly likeable, unfussy iteration.”

Uproxx

“Thankfully, his first comedy special in decades, 100% Fresh, is a refreshingly great bit of entertainment, especially for anyone who has been a fan of the musically-inclined performer since the 1990s.”

Washington Post

“[The reason] why it’s good might be illuminating: It relies on nothing but Sandler’s absurdist observations, and puerile humour distilled in short parody songs that can’t help but worm their way into your head.”

100% Fresh is available to stream on Netflix now

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