Adam Sandler

Biography: Sometimes megastars come in surprising packages. Such is the case with Sandler, a stand-up comedian who quickly earned fame playing a host of silly characters on Saturday Night Live. After landing a few acting roles, including stints on The Cosby Show and the MTV game show Remote Control, he began writing for SNL in 1990 and soon became a popular on-screen player, known for his crude humor and underdog appeal. He parlayed his small-screen success into a number of supporting film roles before graduating to leading man in 1995's Billy Madison, which he cowrote with college buddy and frequent collaborator Tim Herlihy. Despite being critically lambasted, this lowbrow flick about a twentysomething slacker who returns to school was a big hit and paved the way for a slew of other vehicles (Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer) that helped make Sandler a member of the $20-million-per-picture club, even when his flicks flopped (Little Nicky). Inevitably, the funnyman yearnedSometimes megastars come in surprising packages. Such is the case with Sandler, a stand-up comedian who quickly earned fame playing a host of silly characters on Saturday Night Live. After landing a few acting roles, including stints on The Cosby Show and the MTV game show Remote Control, he began writing for SNL in 1990 and soon became a popular on-screen player, known for his crude humor and underdog appeal. He parlayed his small-screen success into a number of supporting film roles before graduating to leading man in 1995's Billy Madison, which he cowrote with college buddy and frequent collaborator Tim Herlihy. Despite being critically lambasted, this lowbrow flick about a twentysomething slacker who returns to school was a big hit and paved the way for a slew of other vehicles (Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer) that helped make Sandler a member of the $20-million-per-picture club, even when his flicks flopped (Little Nicky). Inevitably, the funnyman yearned to tackle more serious fare and did so with more nuanced roles in Punch-Drunk Love and Spanglish, which were basically serious variants of his well-established persona. Sandler never lost sight of what his fans wanted and always reverted to his coarse but lovable ways. Even his critics admit that for a major Hollywood star, he has remained an affable, down-to-earth guy, who is happy to help out his less fortunate SNL cronies (David Spade, Rob Schneider) by producing their movies and frequently hires his old school chums for supporting roles in his films. Expand

Adam Sandler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 39
Highest Metascore: 91 Uncut Gems
Lowest Metascore: 9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 65
  2. Negative: 36 out of 65
65 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Jan 14, 2022 Dracula tbd
53 Hubie Halloween Oct 7, 2020 Producer / Writer / Hubie Dubois 5.1
33 The Wrong Missy May 13, 2020 Producer / Producer tbd
91 Uncut Gems Dec 13, 2019 Howard Ratner / Howard Ratner tbd
38 Murder Mystery Jun 14, 2019 Producer / Principal Cast / Nick Spitz 5.4
32 Father of the Year Jul 20, 2018 Producer 2.5
54 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Jul 13, 2018 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Dracula / Dracula / Dracula / Dracula 1.4
41 The Week Of Apr 27, 2018 Producer / Writer / Principal Cast / Kenny / Kenny Lustig 4.7
79 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Oct 13, 2017 Cast / Danny / Danny 7.2
40 Sandy Wexler Apr 14, 2017 Producer / Producer / Writer / Writer / Screenplay By / Screenplay By / Cast / Cast / Sandy Wexler / Sandy Wexler tbd
61 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Cast / Leonard 6.2
22 The Do-Over May 27, 2016 Producer / Producer / Max / Max / Max Kessler / Max Kessler / Rick / Rick tbd
18 The Ridiculous 6 Dec 11, 2015 Producer / Writer / Tommy Aka White Knife 3.5
44 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sep 25, 2015 Executive Producer / Writer / Written By / Dracula / Dracula 7.1
58 I Am Chris Farley Jul 31, 2015 Himself 4.5
27 Pixels Jul 24, 2015 Producer / Writer / Cast / Sam Brenner / Brenner / Sam Brenner 5.1
tbd Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Jul 16, 2015 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
51 Live From New York! Jun 12, 2015 Himself tbd
13 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Apr 17, 2015 Producer 2.6
23 The Cobbler Mar 13, 2015 Cast / Max Simkin 5.1
81 Top Five Dec 12, 2014 Adam Sandler 6.8
38 Men, Women & Children Oct 1, 2014 Don Truby / Don Truby 6.3
31 Blended May 23, 2014 Producer / Cast / Jim Friedman / Jim / Jim Friedman 5.8
54 12-12-12 Nov 15, 2013 Himself tbd
19 Grown Ups 2 Jul 12, 2013 Producer / Producer / Based On Characters Created By / Based On Characters Created By / Characters / Characters / Written By / Written By / Lenny Feder / Lenny Feder / Lenny Feder / Lenny Feder tbd
47 Hotel Transylvania Sep 28, 2012 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Dracula / Dracula 7.3
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Producer / Producer / Cast / Cast / Donny / Donny tbd
23 Jack and Jill Nov 11, 2011 Producer / Jack/Jill 2.2
9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Sep 9, 2011 Producer / Written By 1.9
30 Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Producer / Monkey 4.5

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