James Bond's Best and Worst: Peter Travers Ranks All 24 Movies

The Best and Worst of the franchise

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'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971)
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18. 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971)

After skipping out on On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Connery was tempted back into Bond uniform with a then-record $1.25 million salary. And despite the Bond girl presence of Jill St. John as Tiffany Case and Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole, he looks bored going through the motions of the diamond-smuggling plot. Connery's lowest point.

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