"The language which Diamond has spent years learning and which he speaks so eloquently himself is production - slaying those potential on-set dragons which plague so many indie shoots"
"Diamond is a bit of a rare breed in the indie world - shifting between the right-brain creative demands of working actors and the left-side technical process of fulfilling a tight shoot"
- David Geffner, DGA Magazine interview with Monty Diamond
"Diamond film brilliant with multifaceted lead characters"
"[Peroxide Passion] is a love story, a jolly road trip across middle America that takes us back to an era of innocence...This project should have been backed by a major studio"
-Darrell Soilchuck, Planet Indie review of Peroxide Passion
"Suffice it to say that with a concept as brilliant as Dorrie Doris' Men the script felt like it could virtually write itself, and was given the look and feel, by producer-director Monty Diamond, of a multi-million dollar effort, though I learned later it had cost less that $100,000..."
-Mike Golden, Short Entertainment review of First Thing Monday
""Short" is almost a misnomer in the case of these films, each of which takes a small idea and executes it so flawlessly they feel like features that found their ideal length in miniature. This is especially true of First Thing Monday... which to my mind in the best of the lot."
- FX Feeney, LA Weekly AFI Fest