Diamond Men Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 18, 2014
It's a little movie with a great big selling point: Robert Forster's subtly nuanced and effortlessly engaging portrayal of Eddie Miller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
October 29, 2005
An excellently performed, superbly written film
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 11, 2005
...a lost classic, a beautiful miniature evocation of a unconventional, minor-key way of life.
| Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 22, 2003
...an incredibly entertaining look at a pair of exceedingly compelling characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 16, 2003
A mildly pleasant film with two charming leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
February 14, 2003
...a wonderful character study with an unforgettable acting performance by Robert Forster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Doug Brunell
Film Threat
December 17, 2002
What this film does, which other genre movies often neglect to do, is remind us that we are all people who don't always act the way you'd think we should.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
The film means well but lacks punch, edginess or anything else that would make it memorable.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
It's certainly a gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 4, 2002
This well-acted film is a nifty little change of pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 4, 2002
One of those rare small movies that come out of nowhere and surprise you with their unassuming charm, wily intelligence and graceful acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 27, 2002
Cohen serves his actors smartly, and though the film has no artistic weight, it has the craft of a story firmly committed to good characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
September 26, 2002
The movie is warmed by a fine sense of place and the lovingly elaborated detail of the salesman's life.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 20, 2002
Wahlberg looks like a rising star, while the seasoned Forster manifests his usual sober authority and approachable masculinity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 19, 2002
Forster finally gets the kind of Gene Hackman-like star part his revived career deserves, and he does himself proud.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 1, 2002
When [Forster and Wahlberg each] turned out to be acquainted with a lady of the evening whose real job is dispensing spiritual and financial wisdom, the cliches were too blinding for me to overlook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Sacrificing excellent characters to an ultimately lame payoff, Diamond Men's potential as a diamond in the rough turn out to be more 'rough' than 'diamond.'
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 4, 2002
The line between positive senior characters and irritating grotesqueries makes the proceedings first unpleasant and then insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 14, 2002
While this may not be a diamond-in-the-rough, it's certainly better than cubic zirconium - it's a likeable film that fizzles at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 13, 2002
Stilted, bland and two-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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