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.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

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.

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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.

Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

Corny dialogue and a contrived plot.

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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

Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide

In technique, Diamonds is rather placid.

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.

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