Rock and Soul
Diamond Men
Review by Ross Anthony

A mildly pleasant film with two charming leads. I'm a big fan of Robert Forster, and he didn't let me down here. Though I don't recall seeing much of Donnie Wahlberg prior, I've enjoyed his brother Mark's acting work. And yes, Donnie nailed the part of the good hearted squirrel.

I liked the repartee, I liked the heart of the film, but this is essentially a road picture with a slow pulse of a pace. Perhaps this is because I screened it on DVD or perhaps it's the cover of the DVD which included money, a gun, and handcuffs. The implication is a "Get Shorty" type of film, however "Diamond Man" is more of a buddy/character exploration film.

Though it's not a film of twists, the one at the end seemed out of the place and essentially not necessary. In fact, in some ways it dilutes the underlying thrust.

  • Diamond Men. Copyright © 2001.
  • Starring Robert Forster, Donnie Wahlberg, Bess Armstrong, Jasmine Guy, George Coe, Jeff Gendelman.
  • Directed by Daniel M. Cohen.
  • Screenplay by Daniel M. Cohen.
  • Produced by Daniel M. Cohen at Panorama.

Grade..........................B (strong)

Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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