Cinematic airport lounge supreme in an uglily detailed but intriguing entry in the interminable series with plenty of casual esoteric hints at all manner of coverups amongst the expected rough and tumble - with even that more sour than usual. The cryptic allusions provide some recherché curiosity, otherwise we’re firmly in Playboy-lite territory. Regardless, Gray is a treat as the silkily smooth villain.
It's mostly dreadful and amazingly so with terrible casting and characters, and a totally half-arsed Sean Connery. It is briefly enlivened by a great car chase and a nice lift fight, and also by Messrs Kidd and Wint as a couple of admittedly useless assassins. But Connery came back for this?!
Così e così,ha il pregio dei primi Bond,quello di puntare sull'ironia e sul giggionare di Connery,ma parecchie cose sono evidentemente datate e forzate(lo script su tutte,le scene di lotta,le Bond-girls in bikini).L'ambientazione desertica non aiuta e un pò di salvezza viene dal lato "cattivo":Stavro clonato con i gatti e i killer effemminati....Hamilton ci prova,ma è un Bond che non decolla.
Actually, one of my favourite Bond films! I really like the whole tongue-in-cheek humour of this particular outing. It has some of my favourite Bond villains, Mr. Kidd & Mr. Wint, Bambi & Thumper, and favourite Bond Girls, Lana Wood and Jill St. John. Connery may be a little older here but is still good. From here my interest in the franchise starts to wane...
Connery may have been back but only for the paycheck in this insulting entry to the series. The four years had not been kind to Connery who came back a little greyed and with a few extra pounds. After the interesting previous film (that tanked) back was the comicbook heroics and silly one liners and double entredees. Jill St. John though easy on the eyes is just terrible here as is Gray's take on Blofield. Dated.
Tras el severo traspiés que significó para la franquicia la -para el gusto de muchos, demasiado sensiblera- actuación de George Lazenbi LOS DIAMANTES SON ETERNOS marcó el muy añorado por los fans y penúltimo regreso de Sean Connery como James Bond. No obstante el prometedor arranque (con un Connery/007 más golpeador y malote que nunca) ésta película es junto con A VIEW TO KILL, la más aburrida de toda la franquicia.
This one gets my vote for the worst Bond movie. The locations Bond goes to are not exciting in the slightest, the plot is not thrilling or interesting, the only things it has going for it are Connery and some occasional hilarious moments from silly henchmen.
This is a 1971 raunchy travelogue. It is tired and uninspired. Its only saving grace is Connery, Barry's score, and Tom Mankewicz's witticisms. When you think of what might have happened with Lazenby making another film as a sequel to OHMSS it becomes very hard to enjoy this. However, it is a product of its times and at least we got Sean back once more. And somehow I gave it five stars.