Adam Sandler Opens Up About His Movies Getting Bad Reviews: “Okay, I Get It”


Adam Sandler is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. His films are often huge hits, though they don’t always resonate with professional critics. Sandler said in a new interview that he stopped reading reviews of his films in the 1990s after critics slammed one of his early hit movies, Billy Madison.

Sandler wrote the film with Tim Herlihy and he remembered to Variety how surprised he was to read so many negative reviews of the film.

“When Billy Madison came out, me and my friend who wrote it, we thought, ‘Oh yeah, they’re going to write about this in New York!’ We grew up reading newspapers, we went to New York University. And then we read the first one and we were like, ‘My God, what happened? They hate us,'” Sandler said. “And then we said, ‘It must have been this paper,’ but then 90% of the papers say, ‘This is rubbish.'”

Sandler’s later films, such as Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer, were also disliked by critics, and Sandler recalled receiving calls from people asking if he had seen the negative press. But by this time, Sandler had stopped paying attention to the reviews of her movies.

“I’d be like, ‘I didn’t read it, man..’ “, said.

Sandler has also had celebrated performances, as critics generally enjoyed his starring roles in the films Punch-Drunk Love and Uncut Gems. Sandler threatened to make a bad movie on purpose if she didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Uncut Gems; he didn’t, and made Hubie Halloween the next.

Sandler’s most recent film is the basketball movie Hustle for Netflix, which is streaming now.

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