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Diamond Men Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 15, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.'
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 13, 2002
Stilted, bland and two-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 12, 2002
Delightful, low-key comedy.
Read More | Original Score: B
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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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
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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.
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October 12, 2001
Cohen doesn't fall into the Mamet trap of equating crafty salesmanship with macho flim-flam.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 9, 2001
As with so many other recent indie films he has appeared in, it is Forster who truly shines.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 4, 2001
I was surprised at how much it moved me.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 28, 2001
A gem of a movie.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 28, 2001
Cohen pours on schmaltz straight out of the similarly themed Diamonds.
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 28, 2001
It provides a charming showcase for an actor [Forster] whose lack of stardom will never be adequately explained.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 28, 2001
A small, finely acted slice of American life.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 20, 2001
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 7, 2001
After watching [Forster's] subtle, touching performance in this movie, you'll think that being over 50 is just about the coolest thing in the world.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 7, 2001
Genuine, amusing and, best of all, humanly scaled and humanely oriented.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5