THE LAST DIAMOND REVIEWED
“The Last Diamond” didn’t impress me. I love Berenice Bejo, but she felt like such an afterthought in this movie. She plays the role a bit too weepy, but she’s believeable as a diamond expert that has experienced recent tragedy. When our two con men leads employ her to help with a heist, the audience gets why she’d go along with it. There’s a lot to do with class warfare and the need to examine what makes crime happen. But, that’s when the detective angle kicks in.
This film wants to achieve a lot, even for a genre heavy World Cinema picture. It’s just that in under 2 hours, we maybe get half of a resolution. Not the worst kind of movie, but definitely not the best. I just wish that the film would’ve tried to stick to one twist and not go crazy. But, I’m not making French Cinema…am I?
- 2.35:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1