Diamond Men - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Diamond Men Reviews

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 11, 2002
A small, quietly effective portrait of male bonding...sharply written, observant, and rather sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
April 19, 2002
Wahlberg shows poignancy, and Forster simply walks through the movie oozing effortless soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 12, 2002
Delightful, low-key comedy.
| Original Score: B
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
February 28, 2002
There's too much genuine affection at work here -- between the salesmen and for them -- to resist.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 28, 2002
Pacing and story problems aside, this is as fine a showcase for Forster, Armstrong and Wahlberg as they could want, a real actor's picture.
| Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 26, 2002
... yet another variation of the mentor-protege movie -- and one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 15, 2002
Cohen obviously knows the dealings and dangers of the diamond trade, but instead of creating an interesting study of that world, he prefers to venture into the obvious and ridiculous.
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
February 15, 2002
It's a little movie with a great big selling point: Robert Forster's subtly nuanced and effortlessly engaging portrayal of Eddie Miller.
| Original Score: 3/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 14, 2002
The characters lapse into cliche, and the dialogue suffers from a droning malaise.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
February 12, 2002
Extremely likable because it is so specific
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 8, 2002
Cohen is himself a former 'diamond man,' which is no doubt why this world has been so perfectly realized for the screen.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 1, 2002
It is a treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2001
Watching Diamond Men, it's easy to see what the fuss about Forster is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine
November 30, 2001
The story's considerable charms make it all worthwhile.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 30, 2001
Dave White
IFilm
November 29, 2001
It's a nice little movie about the friendship of two regular Joes, odd and affecting.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
November 9, 2001
Forster's rich, realistic, heartfelt portrayal elevates Diamond Men even further.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
October 24, 2001
Cohen, who has been in the diamond business, has directed with a sure, non-wasteful hand and with touching empathy for both men.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
October 19, 2001
The kind of keenly observed, artfully crafted, warmly humane movie that keeps us going through the weekly helping of big-screen duds.
David Sanjek
PopMatters
October 19, 2001
The pleasure that these two men share in one another's company, both as characters and performers, radiates through every frame.
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