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Diamonds Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 9, 2007
A sub-par effort in family drama with Kirk Douglas barely registering above his usual excellence
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
June 7, 2003
Douglas struggles honorably with his stoke-impaired speech and a shoddy story.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Joe McGovern
Village Voice
May 19, 2002
Inappropriate for audiences of all ages.
June 15, 2001
I have to admit I shed some sentimental tears during the movie, so it's not really very bad at all, but it could have used a script polish.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The star's courageous performance is the main attraction of a movie that shamelessly pours on the sentiment.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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January 1, 2000
Diamonds can be proud of its achievement as the ultimate primer on elderly embarrassments and the best ways to exploit them.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It'll be hard not to check your watch every five minutes.
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
In technique, Diamonds is rather placid.
Read More | Original Score: 67/100
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
It's a male-bonding road movie that veers off a weary course filled with dreary clichés on the way to a possible treasure in diamonds. The trip is barely worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Douglas, always one of Hollywood's most vigorous actors, still commands the screen as Harry.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Corny dialogue and a contrived plot.
Matt Reichl
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
The tag line for Diamonds promises that 'searching for buried treasure was never this much fun.' Replace 'much fun' with 'dull' and that marketing slogan suddenly gains a lot of truth.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly enjoyable piece.
Eric Gordon
IFilm
January 1, 2000
Sadly, Kirk Douglas' real-life stroke is the most compelling ingredient in Miramax's new cobbled-together caper flick.
Bill Pearis
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Even in his prime, Douglas couldn't have saved himself from this cliche-ridden script.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Wince-inducing dialogue.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Walton
Hollywood.com
January 1, 2000
Simply a pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
Mac Verstandig
Stage Newspaper
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly enjoyable piece.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Kirk Douglas is still the champ.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Valerie Kuklenski
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
Douglas, still vigorous at 83, carries the film with one of the best performances of his long career, probably because many of his scenes are straight from the heart.
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