Hustle: Adam Sandler breaks another Rotten Tomatoes record with new Netflix movie

Actor has never managed this feat before in his career

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 20 June 2022 05:08 BST
Hustle trailer

Adam Sandler has achieved yet another career first with his new Netflix movie.

The actor, who has a $350m (£199m) deal with the streaming service, appears in Hustle, a sports drama in which he plays a basketball scout.

Sandler’s previous films for Netflix, including The Ridiculous 6, Sandy Wexler and Murder Mystery, were all torn apart by critics.

However, Hustle has seen Sandler receive some of the best reviews of his career to date and, shortly after the film’s release earlier this month, he broke an impressive Rotten Tomatoes record.

Excitingly for Sandler, Hustle is currently the feature film most liked by his fans; it is the highest-rated film of his entire career when judged by the audience score, which sits at 92 per cent.

This is followed up by Happy Gilmore (85 per cent) and Reign Over Me‘s 81 per cent – not including Sandler’s stand-up shows or documentary appearances.

Interestingly, though, the scores based on reviews from critics also sits at 92 per cent, making it a rare Sandler film that everybody is seeming to enjoy.

‘Hustle’ is a rare Adam Sandler film that everyone is enjoying (Rotten Tomatoes)

For example, even The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) , which is Sandler’s highest rated film by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, only has an audience score of 72 per cent.

Meanwhile, Uncut Gems, which also has a critics score of 92 per cent, has a mere 52 per cent when judged by his fans.

Hustle is available to stream on Netflix now – and here are five other films to watch on the streaming service if you enjoyed it.

Another new film recently released on Netflix, titled Interceptor, has become the most-watched movie on the service, despite viewers calling it one of its “worst” ever, and following its success, its director Matthew Reilly has made a candid admission.

Meanwhile, over on Prime Video, an Andrew Garfield film that was branded “grotesque” after prompting festival walkouts has finally become available to watch.

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