Diamonds Are Forever | 1971    

Updated April 15, 2021

Summary & Info

Diamonds Are Forever
Blofeld (Charles Gray) is back, hoarding diamonds to build a laser beam satellite, and has help from two sanguine, wise-cracking assassins. Bond (Sean Connery) follows the gems, traveling from Amsterdam to Las Vegas and finally to an oil-rig used as a base. Cast: Jill St. John, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover, Norman Burton, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn and Lois Maxwell. Director: Guy Hamilton. [2:00 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“007 has remained a steadfast agent for the military-industrial complex, a friend to the C.I.A. and a triumphant sexist. It’s enough to make one weepy with gratitude. I mean, not everything must be mutable.’Diamonds Are Forever’ is also great, absurd fun, not only because it recalls the moods and manners of the sixties (which, being over, now seem safely comprehensible), but also because all of the people connected with the movie obviously know what they are up to.”
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“It has a lot of the silly humour that would later define the Roger Moore era of the franchise, but given it has (an admittedly older, tubbier and un-arsed) Sean Connery it just doesn’t seem to work. It also has a really unsatisfactory ending and two of the most annoying “henchmen” ever…The script is poor, the comedy ill-timed and the ending anticlimactic.”

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Diamonds Are Forever | 1971

    

Updated April 15, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“007 has remained a steadfast agent for the military-industrial complex, a friend to the C.I.A. and a triumphant sexist. It’s enough to make one weepy with gratitude. I mean, not everything must be mutable.’Diamonds Are Forever’ is also great, absurd fun, not only because it recalls the moods and manners of the sixties (which, being over, now seem safely comprehensible), but also because all of the people connected with the movie obviously know what they are up to.”
thumbs-up“It has a lot of the silly humour that would later define the Roger Moore era of the franchise, but given it has (an admittedly older, tubbier and un-arsed) Sean Connery it just doesn’t seem to work. It also has a really unsatisfactory ending and two of the most annoying “henchmen” ever…The script is poor, the comedy ill-timed and the ending anticlimactic.”

Summary & Info

Diamonds Are Forever
Blofeld (Charles Gray) is back, hoarding diamonds to build a laser beam satellite, and has help from two sanguine, wise-cracking assassins. Bond (Sean Connery) follows the gems, traveling from Amsterdam to Las Vegas and finally to an oil-rig used as a base. Cast: Jill St. John, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover, Norman Burton, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn and Lois Maxwell. Director: Guy Hamilton. [2:00 – PG]

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