Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond (2006)

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story of Danny Archer--a South African mercenary--and Solomon Vandy--a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 8, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Blood Diamond overcomes poor storytelling with its biting commentary and fine performances.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.

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TIME Magazine

DiCaprio proves himself the most watchful and watchable actor of his age.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's clear that Blood Diamond takes quite a while to wholeheartedly get going...

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out

Blood Diamond has all the cinematic punch of a lengthy Nation article.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It succeeds well at what it sets out to do: wrapping a worthy message in a compelling story.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Despite fine performances, Blood Diamond is an unfortunate disappointment due to heavy handed direction which dilutes its message.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It doesn't entirely evade the issue at its core - conflict diamonds - in favour of pure action by way of guns and planes, thrills and spills; but it hardly embraces the subject fully either.

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Dana Stevens

[Director Zwick] is craftsman enough that the pace never slackens, the chase scenes thrill, and the battle scenes sicken. And if it makes viewers think twice about buying their sweethearts that hard-won hunk of ice for Christmas, so much the better.

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Fernando F. Croce

Diamonds may be forever, but Blood Diamond hopefully will only last through the Oscar season

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
DiCaprio, Hounsou and Connelly all shine in one of the best films ive seen in a long time. Just kept me glued to my set the whole time i watched this. This was… More
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Film Crazy
i love this movie i cried at the end this is a powerful true movie that you cant help but enjoy, Decaprio is brilliant and does accent brilliantly really… More
Candy Rose
Leo plays Danny, a diamond smuggler who meets Solomon who has hidden the rarest diamond. Great accent and best performance to date from Leo. My fave scenes are… More
Wildaly M
It's a bit formulaic but the performances of the lead actors (Hounsou and DiCaprio) are great enough to make this film worthy.
xGary Xx
A fisherman caught up in the civil war of Sierra Leone reluctanctly teams up with an amoral smuggler to retrieve a precious stone in the hope that it will… More