How to watch Uncut Gems on Netflix in the US



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Uncut Gems is a movie that came out late last year, and it quickly became quite a hit as one of Netflix’s top streamed videos.

However, if you somehow missed seeing it when it first came out, that’s probably because you’re in the United States.

The problem is that it is not available on the US version of Netflix, but that doesn’t need to be an issue as below I’ll be showing you the quick fix to get watching.

So whether you’re in New York or Florida, Texas or California, keep scrolling to learn more.

What is Uncut Gems?

Before we get into how to view the movie, let’s first find out what it’s about and if you even want to watch it.

Uncut Gems is a popular film that came out last year.

It’s an American mystery thriller which follows a Jewish jeweler from New York City, who is also a gambling addict. His addiction led him to some vast debts, and to pay them off, he has to retrieve a rather expensive gem that he purchased.

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The plot takes place in 2012, while the film itself was shot in late 2018. It premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30th, 2019, while the nationwide release came on December 25th.

It is currently available on Netflix in 33 different countries, but, as mentioned, the US is not among them at this time.

If this all sounds good to you, let’s discover what you’ll need to watch it.

What do you need to watch it?

To watch the movie, you will need to use a VPN.

Sounds technical, right?

It isn’t, so don’t panic.

This is an app that you can purchase online, and use its network to connect to distant servers in different regions around the world.

The benefit to this is it then looks like you’re in that country. So you can pretend you’re in Canada or the UK which has Uncut Gems available allowing you to stream it with your regular Netflix account details.

Of course, VPNs will also keep you secure online, which is their primary purpose, provide a stable internet, and ensure that you do not experience buffering while streaming.

However, it matters which VPN you choose, as different services have different features, and of varying quality. There are hundreds out there.

In my tests, I found:

  1. ExpressVPN – Recommended
  2. CyberGhost
  3. Surfshark

To offer the best service. Although ExpressVPN was my standout favourite for reliability and overall ease of use.

All three feature fast speeds, affordable prices and most importantly, month-long money back guarantees. So you’re free to choose the one you like best.

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Steps to stream Uncut Gems

The next step is to get a VPN and set it up, which is straightforward.

Follow these steps and you will be done in less than 5 minutes:

  1. Start by choosing a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN as the best one out there.
  2. Go to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for an account.
  3. Enter your payment details and choose a payment plan. Long-term plans come at a discount, although you have to pay for the entire duration of the plan at once.
  4. Next, choose a device or devices on which you wish to watch Uncut Gems and download the dedicated app from the VPN website or app stores for mobile devices.
  5. Install the app(s), launch it, and log in with your email and a password provided by the VPN service.
  6. Once inside, locate a server list and connect to a server in any country that has the movie listed in its Netflix catalog. That includes Canada and the UK, for example.
  7. Go to Netflix and enjoy the movie.
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Who stars in Uncut Gems?

As soon as you start the movie, you will start seeing some familiar faces, number one being Adam Sandler, who plays Howard Ratner, the jeweler himself.

Sandler has been one of the best-known Hollywood actors for a long time now and is still very active in the film industry.

Apart from Uncut Gems, he also starred in other recent movies, such as Murder Mystery, Hotel Transylvania, The Meyerowitz Stories, and numerous shows, such as Kevin Can Wait, Real Rob, Conan, and others.

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Apart from him, there is also LaKeith Stanfield, who plays Demany.

Stanfield is also well known for his work as a voice actor in BoJack Horseman, as well as for the role of L in Death Note. He also appeared in numerous shorts and TV shows over the years.

Ratner’s wife, Dinah, is played by Idina Menzel, who has made quite a name for herself as a performer in popular titles such as Frozen, Kingdom Hearts III, the Oscars, and more.

What are the critics saying?

Generally, the movie was received rather well by the critics, and moderately well by the audience.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 52% audience score, with the ratings given by over 12,000 people, and Tomatometer gave it a massive 92% approval rate.

Meanwhile, on IMDB, it scored 7.6/10 stars.

Critics say that the film reaffirms the safeties as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema, while Adam Sandler was once again praised for being a formidable dramatic actor when given the right materials.

However, not everyone loved the movie, myself included. There was too much shouting and minimal coherent storyline.

It may be for you; it just wasn’t for me.


Uncut Gems is a relatively new movie that is treated by many as a masterpiece of modern cinema. Fortunately, you can check it out for yourself without ever having to leave your favorite chair.

Look it up on Netflix, and spend the next two hours assessing whether the critics were right about this one.

All you need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN. Download their app and connect to Canada, the UK or one of the other countries where it’s available.

Have you watched the movie already? I would love to know what you thought. Was it a masterpiece or awful? Let me know in the comments section.

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