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Entertainment Why Adam Sandler stopped reading movie reviews

17:35  29 november  2017
17:35  29 november  2017 Source:   msn.com

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When he was recently quizzed by fellow actor Jennifer Lawrence, he explained exactly why he stopped reading reviews of his movies . Adam Sandler isn't the only celebrity to avoid reviews , whether they are negative or positive.

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Adam Sandler admits that he stopped reading reviews of his films very early in his movie career....

After a run of movies that we might charitably describe as generally not on the good side, Adam Sandler has found himself an awards contender. That’s courtesy of his work in The Meyerowitz Stories, that’s currently on Netflix.

Sandler movies have attracted hostile reviews over the past decade or so for the most part, and a lot of the time with very good reason. Turns out, though, that he doesn’t read them, as he’s admitted to Jennifer Lawrence in a new interview between the pair.

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Critics reviews have even been mixed on the Hotel Transylvania animated movies , but despite this a third is in the works. It seems Adam Sandler can't really catch a break in the critical sphere, and he knows it.

Sandler said he stopped reading reviews after his 1995 movie “Billy Madison” was panned by critics. Karlovy Vary Film Review : 'Suleiman Mountain'. Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Sandler exchanged stories about dealing with criticism during an interview as part of Variety’s seventh “Actors

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“When I did Billy Madison, I read some, and they hated it. I was like 'whoa. What the hell is happening, man? I thought they were going to be right with me'”, he told her.

“Oh yeah, they come in and try to rip it apart. So I did stop reading them. It didn't make sense to me, and it screwed my thinking up a little bit. When we were writing the next one, me and my buddy were like 'you think they're going to hate this if we do this?' And we started saying 'what's the difference?'”

He did add, though, “although Meyerowitz gets nice reviews”. Which suggests he may have softened his stance.

More on the interview between the pair here.

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