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  • Summary: An aging diamond salesman (Forster) with a heart condition is forced to train a brash, inexperienced kid (Wahlberg) with whom he clashes almost immediately.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    A great little film, dignified by a superb performance, Diamond Men is a gem.
  2. The picture depends completely on those two performances (Whalberg, Forster), and the two actors come through.
  3. This film is extraordinary on several counts: its knowledge of an arcane trade (Mr. Cohen ran his family's diamond business after his father died); its fondness for telling good life stories; and, above all, its superb starring performance.
  4. Eddie Miller (Robert Forster), the stolid protagonist of Diamond Men, a small, finely acted slice of American life, is the sort of character the movies normally shun like the plague for lack of glamour.
  5. A witty, winning inversion of the famous Arthur Miller play.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    70
    The ever-charismatic character actor George Coe stands out as a small-town jeweler grateful for a late-life affair.
  7. 50
    After a promising start, writer-director Daniel M. Cohen pours on schmaltz straight out of the similarly themed "Diamonds," including the proverbial hookers -- with hearts of gold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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