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

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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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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The star's courageous performance is the main attraction of a movie that shamelessly pours on the sentiment.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

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

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Douglas, always one of Hollywood's most vigorous actors, still commands the screen as Harry.

Ernest Hardy

It'll be hard not to check your watch every five minutes.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

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

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Kirk Douglas is still the champ.

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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.

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