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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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Blood Diamond is a gem in a season with lots of worthy movies.
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75

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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70

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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63

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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63

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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60

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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58

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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50

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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25

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Blood Diamond - A Must See!

By DammitNanet
I thought it was very well done. Seeing this movie made me realize how ignorant I am, by choice, of issues that have happened around the world and that there is so much that needs to be fixed. It...

Blood Diamond

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

Blood Dimonds

By ndyakovskaya
This movie is giving very strong massage plus excellent acting. I would recomend this movie to any one....

Blood Diamond

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

Definitely a must see!

By Jimbodini
This movie is has a fair amount of very realistic intense violence. I would not recommend it for kids under 16. My friend took his 18 year old daughter and even she was horrified during a few parts....

great from Beginning to end

By singmesomejazz
It's one of those movies that it's exciting fom start to finish. DiCaprio's acting was very good... matured in his acting or his roles. I would recommend this one to see in theaters. It makes it...

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Rated R | For strong violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Extremely violent melodrama is not for kids.
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