Blood Diamond Synopsis
Two men (Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou) join in a quest to recover a priceless gem.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A visually sumptuous, bullet-train-paced thriller with a really provocative theme.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Blood Diamond is a gem in a season with lots of worthy movies.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Blood Diamond is, in the vernacular of Old Hollywood, a rip-roaring adventure, the kind made in the '30s with Clark Gable and the handiest...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
To the unlikely role of a Bogart-esque reluctant hero, Leonardo DiCaprio brings an intensity that compels even when the script falters.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As an entry in the advocacy-entertainment genre, in which glamorous movie stars bring our attention to the plight of the less fortunate,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's earnest, but it feels beside the point. Blood Diamond's real point: box office.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Thanks to the redundancy, though, Blood Diamond is dramatically diffuse, and at least 30 minutes too long. Thanks to Mr. DiCaprio's...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There is every reason to learn about the link between jewels and death, by all means, but no reason to try to disguise a term paper as...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
DiCaprio is terrific, but he can't save this lecture from the shame of using Africa as a vehicle for another white man's redemption.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Director Edward Zwick tried to make a great movie, but somewhere in the process he forgot to make a good one.
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Blood Diamond

By ironman15
this was a pretty good movie. the plot of the movie was ok, but the acting made up for it. i thought Leonardo DiCaprio played a really good part. he played a bad ***role. i think thats when hes the...

Makes you think

By LittleMissSunx3
After viewing this movie, I began asking if any jewelry I bought was conflict-free. You will too after you see this amazing, well-acted film....

Diamonds are forever...

By kay2u
Amazing film and acting!...

violent boy

By ggbull
that was a violent violent movie but loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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By alexandria movie-goer
This was an amazing movie. I really appreciated that the story was told from all perspectives. All of the acting was great - it was suspenseful, emotional, this movie has it all!...

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By dsullivan1411
Although at times I shut my eyes becaue of the violence, I am glad that I saw this film. I didn't fully realize the conditions in Africa. It did shows great suffering, poverty and chaos. I am not...


By cinematique
It pushes the mind, in a brilliant fashion....

A Knockout Movie !

By Silver_Night007
Blood Diamond is a powerful action/adventure movie that delivers a beautiful screenplay with superb acting from the main characters. The story has such social significant content that it will have...

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By ltoddjohnson
One of the best movies I have seen in a long time! I would see it again and again....

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By dwellingplace
Great movie! Enjoyed every minute of it! S.ChristineTobin...

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Rated R | For strong violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Extremely violent melodrama is not for kids.
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