Diamond Men
Diamond Men (2001)

A veteran salesman is forced to make way for a young drummer and has some improbable adventures along the way in this comedy-drama. Eddie (Robert Forster) has worked for over 30 years as a travelling jewelry salesman, but after he's… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 11, 2003
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81%
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56%

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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robert Forster's tour-de-force performance, along with Daniel M. Cohen's sensitive direction and subtly shaded screenplay, brings rare heft to this mentor/protégé buddy film.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

The movie is warmed by a fine sense of place and the lovingly elaborated detail of the salesman's life.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Stilted, bland and two-dimensional.

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

It's a little movie with a great big selling point: Robert Forster's subtly nuanced and effortlessly engaging portrayal of Eddie Miller.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Wahlberg looks like a rising star, while the seasoned Forster manifests his usual sober authority and approachable masculinity.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Delightful, low-key comedy.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

An excellently performed, superbly written film

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

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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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a lost classic, a beautiful miniature evocation of a unconventional, minor-key way of life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Diamond Men", Eddie Miller(Robert Forster) has been a traveling diamond salesman for the past thirty years in central… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A little uneven in tone and pace, but made largely enjoyable by a well written script and Robert Forster.
Stephen Earnest
Robert Forster's subtle "nice guy" performance in "Diamond Men" is one of the main reasons to watch the film, if not the only reason.… More