The above headline almost seems redundant, in that it’s already obvious that Adam Sandler doesn’t give a fuck about his reviews – if he did, he wouldn’t be churning out movies like The Ridiculous Six and Pixels on the regular.

The aforementioned movies hold scores of 18% and 27%, respectively, on Metacritic – you need to go all the way back to 2007’s Reign Over Me to find a find a Sandler starring vehicle with a positive rating, and that one clocks in at just 61%.

People love to hang shit on Sandler, and in a recent interview with Howard Stern, he confirmed that he’s well aware of this fact, and said that when it comes to reviews, even on the rare occasion that they’re good, he straight-up doesn’t care.

That said, they still sting:

“The bad reviews that I get on everything I do, that part pisses me off because I ask my fucking friends to be in it, and to ask them to be in this stuff and I’m promising them, ‘I think it’s good.’ And then I do screenings for an audience and it all works and I’ll call them up after and say ‘Hey, that one thing you said really did great.’ And then that Friday, every Friday literally every one of my movies is destroyed. Everything, the reviews, they destroy them so much that I’m just like, ‘I can’t wait for my friends to see the movie and not read that shit and be affected by it.”

As for those rare good write-ups:

“I swear to God, I don’t want them. I don’t take them. When they say I’m good in something and someone calls me up and says, ‘Wow, the Village Voice said blah blah blah,’ I’m just like, ‘I don’t give a fuck.”

If you’re especially fond of vitriol, you can check out the reviews for Ridiculous Six here. Sandler still has three movies left on his four-movie deal with Netflix, so quality control may or may not improve. 

Story: HitFix
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