Adam Sandler hit another career first with his new Netflix series.
The actor, who has a $350m (£199m) deal with the streaming service, appears in Hustlea sports movie in which he plays a basketball scout.
Sandler’s past movies for Netflix, including Ridiculous thing 6, Sandy Wexler and Murder Mysteryhave been rattled 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.
Interestingly for Sandler, Hustle is currently his fan favorite feature film; this is the highest rated film of his entire career as judged by the audience score, which is 92%.
Next is Gilmore is happy (85%) and Reign Over Me81% – excluding Sandler’s indie performances or documentary appearances.
What’s interesting, however, is that the review-based score from critics is also at 92%, making it the rare Sandler film that people seem to enjoy.
For example, even Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is Sandler’s highest-rated film by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience score of only 72%.
Meanwhile, Uncut Gemsalso has a critic score of 92%, only 52% when it comes to fan reviews.
Hustle Now available to stream on Netflix.
Another new movie was recently released on Netflix, titled Interceptorbecame the most-watched film on the service, despite viewers calling it one of the “worst” movies ever, and after the film’s success, director Matthew Reilly frankly admitted take.
Meanwhile, on Prime Video, a film by Andrew Garfield was branded “odd” after a reminder of the carnival rollouts that were finally available to watch.