Diamonds (1999)

A elderly man and his estranged son search for treasure and try to repair their relationship in this bittersweet comedy. Harry Agensky (Kirk Douglas) is a one-time welterweight boxing champion who lives in Canada with his son Moses (Kurt… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 10, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kirk Douglas' flinty performance fails to overshadow an otherwise dull and cliche-ridden affair.

Joe McGovern
Village Voice

Inappropriate for audiences of all ages.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Douglas struggles honorably with his stoke-impaired speech and a shoddy story.

Eric Gordon

Sadly, Kirk Douglas' real-life stroke is the most compelling ingredient in Miramax's new cobbled-together caper flick.

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Elizabeth Weitzman

Diamonds can be proud of its achievement as the ultimate primer on elderly embarrassments and the best ways to exploit them.

Karina Montgomery

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.

Bill Pearis

Even in his prime, Douglas couldn't have saved himself from this cliche-ridden script.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

A sub-par effort in family drama with Kirk Douglas barely registering above his usual excellence

Matt Reichl

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.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Wince-inducing dialogue.

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