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Parents' Guide to

Diamonds Are Forever

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Connery's last official Bond film is energetic but violent.

Movie PG 1971 120 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

The usual misogyny

Sadly, these old Bond films never manage to overcome their terrible role models. The new Craig films are so much more appealing in that sense. Not appropriate for —well, anyone really.
age 2+


it is very safe family friendly movie for kids

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (15 ):

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was Sean Connery's final outing as James Bond, except for his unofficial 1983 "comeback," Never Say Never Again, and it's definitely sillier than its predecessors. I also seems to aim more along the lines of broad entertainment than sharp storytelling. The Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd characters are troubling in that they're a bit too offbeat and cartoonish, but also the movie hints at their homosexuality and uses it as a despicable aspect.

However, Connery is still in top form, and with Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger) at the helm, the movie still moves at a clean, energetic pace. Even scenes such as the infamous "moon buggy" chase are handled with dignity. The two Bond girls in this entry come across as slightly stronger and more cunning than other examples; they're more than just pretty faces. Some fans claim that this movie is "too American," but Bond fits right into the Vegas setting with no trouble. It's a solid, recommended entry in the series.

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