Adam Sandler stopped listening to critics shortly after Billy Madison

Adam Sandler

It’s hard to imagine, but not that long ago people didn’t really like Adam Sandler movies… OK, so that’s not hard to imagine at all – and nobody remembers the bad reviews better than the sandman.

Reflecting on his breakout starring role in the 1995s BillyMadisonsaid Adam Sandler, “When BillyMadison came out, me and my friend who wrote it, we were just like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re going to write about this in New York! … And then we read the first one and we were like, ‘Oh my God, what happened? They hate us.’ And then we said, ‘That must have been that newspaper’, but then 90% of the newspapers say, ‘That’s rubbish.’”

From then on, Sandler basically abandoned what critics had to say. “It’s okay, I understand. Critics will not connect to certain things and what they want to see. I understand that it doesn’t click for them.” Sandler previously said, “I hope [audiences have] had a good time with my films, with what we gave them and whether you liked me or not, appreciate that I did my best.

While Adam Sandler has certainly received critical praise throughout his career — especially in 2019 Unpolished gems and this year’s Hurry (the former should have earned him an Oscar nomination) – his duds are notorious. The vast majority of his films score below 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, including six at 10% or below. The aforementioned BillyMadison holds 41%, although the audience score is a strong 79%. So yahoo, Billy!

Sandler recently joked about his bombshells when he received a special honor at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, and at least he said so big dad Rob Schneider got the dental help he needed.

What’s your favorite “bad” Adam Sandler movie? Let us know in the comments below! Adam Sandler stopped listening to critics shortly after Billy Madison

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