Diamonds Are Forever

1971

Action / Adventure / Thriller

132
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 66%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 85,992

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Cast

Bruce Glover as Schrader
Jill St. John as Laurel Scott
Sean Connery as Self
Sid Haig as Judah Lazarus
720p.BLU
900.12 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
120 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 7 / 10 / 10

Nice Bond film with spectacular scenarios mostly filmed in Las Vegas

The movie resulted to be Sean Connery's last appearance as Bond before he returned again in ¨Never say never again¨ by Irwin Keshner . M ( Bernard Lee )assigns an under-grade mission to Bond dealing with diamonds robbing but the events go worse . This time Bond confronts Blofeld (Charles Gray) and a strange couple , Mr Kid and Mr Wint (Bruce Glover and Putter Smith ) in a intrigue about diamonds smuggling and a final with satellite full of nuclear weapons , holding of the world to ransom . Bond is helped by a Howard Hughes type recluse (Jimmy Dean) and of course Q (Desmond Llewelyn ). And the extraordinary presence of a marvelous girl (Jill St John) and secondary appearance another Bond female ( Lana Wood, Natalie Wood's sister ) in the ordinary Casino of Las Vegas . The film contains spectacular fights , action packed , car chases , apocalyptic and overwhelming scenarios along with the typically glossy ingredients series but Sean Connery looks a little bit boring ,in fact is his Bond last film , before his surprising return . It is held together by fine acting and above all, and overwhelming level of tongue-in-cheek . Sean Connery as James Bond is cool , he has coldness and toughness , typical characters of the famous personage , but also earns in irony , suavity and smoothness . The interesting screenplay based on Ian Fleming's novel is written by Richard Maibaum and the recently deceased Tom Mankiewicz. The action is very good , the cinematography by Ted Moore is magnificent , the sets decent , but the real clincher is the fact that Bond is once more performed by a hero with the right stuff . The struggles were carefully choreographed by very accomplished athletes as a pair gorgeous killer karate female bodyguards and performed like a dance routine requiring each participant to hit their mark at the correct time . The picture is produced by habituals Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli filmed on location in Amsterdam , Netherland , Los Angeles ,Nevada and Pinewood Studios ,London,England. The atmosphere is faithful to the actual location but the interiors on a set at Pinewood Studios. Appropriate and wonderful -as usual- musical score by John Barry .Main title song is catching and marvelously performed by Shirley Bassey . The motion picture is well directed by Guy Hamilton who also directed ¨Live and let die¨, ¨the man with the golden gun¨ with Roger Moore and the best Bond : ¨Goldfinger ¨also with Sean Connery . Indispensable and essential watching for James Bond fans .

Reviewed by cinemajesty 4 / 10 / 10

Bond Seven

Movie Review: "007: Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) The return of actor Sean Connery as the character of James Bond has been most welcome after the too young-received actor George Lazenby in an otherwise stunning picture of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Nevertheless this seventh adaptation of Ian Fleming's fourth "007" novel from 1956 drifts under Richard Maibaum's pen too much into a comic sketch of the former beauty and elegance-striving character of Bond. Even so "Diamonds Are Forever" receives a easy-going light-entertainment-infusion by director Guy Hamilton (1922-2016), back on job for the first-time since "Goldfinger" (1964). The production values accompanied by action, humor, technological gadgets and super-villain "Blofeld", portrayed by the third-actor-change-up in four years Charles Gray (1928-2000) puts the world in states of crisis by operating a killer satellite to blow-up submarines from space, while "007" follows a trail of a blood diamond smuggler ring from Sierrra Leone, Africa to Las Vegas, Nevada USA before an about-to-burn oil rig scenario brings Blofeld and Bond to another low-thrill confrontation as in "You Only Live Twice" from 1967. The production budget held steady by producers Albert R. Broccoli (1909-1996) and Harry Saltzman (1915-1994) at roundabout 7.5 Million U.S. Dollar, compared to predecessor from 1969. "Diamond Are Forever" is able to succeed with the audiences, due to Sean Connery's starpower in order to double the worldwide revenues from 59 Million in season 1969/1970 to 116 Million U.S. Dollars in another winter-releasing holiday season 1971/1972. The 2nd title song performed by singer Shirley Bassey as title sequence designed by reprising designer Maurice Binder (1925-1991) mark a highlight in the "007" movie series. Nevertheless the editorial of 120 Minutes feels inbalanced after the departure of former "007" film editor turning director Peter Hunt (1925-2002), who's participation may have resulted into finer outlined and accelerated final cut with an already fully-character-overloaded "James Bond" movie that even a charming bond girl as actress Jill St. John hardly makes any impressions beyond looks on a constant action-driven matured character of master-spy "007". © 2017 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)

Reviewed by mark.waltz 4 / 10 / 10

The diamonds glisten but this isn't quite the genuine article.

With a gap of one film, Sean Connery returned to the role of James Bond for the last time (as part of the official series), and what he gets is certainly action packed, thrilling and completely entertaining, but seems to be minus the spark and the likability. He's on the case of a diamond smuggling ring run by another white cat carrying villain (Charles Gray) where there's more to the story than just diamonds. Along the way, Bond goes through a crematorium, car chases in Las Vegas and takes on two tough kicking women's gymnasts. Then, his encounters with Gray appear confusing thanks to the multiple lookalikes he has, several meeting some fascinating if gruesome demises. Gray in drag makes Gene Hackman in "The Bird Cage" look like Marilyn Monroe, but fortunately that's just a quick blur. I wasn't crazy about the Bond girls in this entry, with an obnoxious characterization by Jill St. John and an unmemorable performance by Lana Wood. The two fast moving gymnasts may be challenging partners for Connery but I really wanted to see them get more than they ended up getting. Gray does make a fascinating bad guy, and there are some moments where you may be biting your knuckles may be sore from biting them. But many of the twists and situations are weak and unconvincing, and that makes this less likable. Still, there's another Shirley Bassey song to get the action started, indeed one of the best themes.

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