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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 Fuller). Harry's other son, Lance (Dan Aykroyd), feels that his father never really cared about his dreams and ambitions, and now Lance has little affection for his Dad. However, Lance's relationship with his teenage son Michael (Corbin Allred) is not faring much better. Lonely since the death of his wife and infirm due to a stroke, Harry wants to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Inappropriate for audiences of all ages."
‑ Joe McGovern, Village Voice
"Douglas struggles honorably with his stoke-impaired speech and a shoddy story."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Sadly, Kirk Douglas' real-life stroke is the most compelling ingredient in Miramax's new cobbled-together caper flick."
‑ Eric Gordon, IFilm
"Unless you've just GOT to see what is most likely to be Kirk Douglas's last movie, there's really no reason to see this at all."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Corny dialogue and a contrived plot."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Diamonds can be proud of its achievement as the ultimate primer on elderly embarrassments and the best ways to exploit them."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman,
"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."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Even in his prime, Douglas couldn't have saved himself from this cliche-ridden script."
‑ Bill Pearis, Citysearch
"[Not] a work of art, or even entertainment, but the filmic commensurate of a crippled panhandler using his handicap to beg for sympathy and change on a streetcorner."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"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."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"A sub-par effort in family drama with Kirk Douglas barely registering above his usual excellence"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"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."
‑ Matt Reichl,
"Wince-inducing dialogue."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I wouldn't call Douglas's performance particularly award-worthy other than for sentimental reasons."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"In technique, Diamonds is rather placid."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
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