Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

In this spy adventure, James Bond is involved in a scheme by the insidious Ernst Blofeld to force the world powers to disarm so that he can take over the globe. Folksinger Jimmy Dean shows up briefly as a Howard Hughes-like reclusive… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 17, 1971
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Diamonds are Forever is a largely derivative affair, but it's still pretty entertaining nonetheless, thanks to great stunts, witty dialogue, and the presence of Sean Connery.

Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Bond looks better than ever, partly because Sean Connery has returned to play him.

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Time Out

A wry and exhilarating bit of entertainment.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Has its flaws, but being a boring Bond movie isn't one of them. It may not hit top tier status, but Connery makes "Diamonds Are Forever" another gem in the 007 mythos.

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Variety Staff

Diamonds Are Forever doesn't carry the same quality or flair as its many predecessors.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie's momentum is such that one never has much time to react to its lack of reason, only to its sensations of speed and narrow escape, and to the splendor of its crazy gadgets and décor.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Connery's last official Bond film is energetic but violent.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Assorted ladies, a few quick lines, and one good chase, making for a mediocre entry in the series.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

We see different movies for different reasons, and Diamonds Are Forever is great at doing the things we see a James Bond movie for.

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Emanuel Levy

After an hiatus, Sean Connery was lured back to the series with a huge paycheck but the end result is decidedly a mediocre feature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
After George Lazenby decided not to appear in another James Bond movie after OHMSS, Eon Productions offered Sean Connery a boat-load of money to come back to… More
Kase Vollebregt
An older Sean Connery is clearly jaded with the role, resulting in a boring and misdirected outing in the Bond franchise, with sequences that help the franchise… More
KJ Proulx
Back in action, "Diamonds Are Forever" showcases Sean Connery in his last Bond role, and although it is among his weakest entries, if not the weakest,… More
danny d
this film is full of many iconic bond moments. it's interesting and fun, lends important ideas to the bond mythology. however, the film is also one of… More
Kevin M. Williams
A lesser Bond effort, Connery absolutely positive that only showing up is enough, and worst, he's absolutely right. Meh.
Josh Lewis
Connery's final appearance in the Bond role (excluding Never Say Never Again) is the most entertaining entry in the series since Thunderball and at least… More