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Blood Diamond (2006)

Blood Diamond

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

December 08, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Edward Zwick

Producer

Gillian Gorfil, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Darrell Roodt, Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick

Screenwriter

Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz

Starring

Story


Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990s Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives.

While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou in Warner Bros' Blood Diamond (2006)
Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer in Warner Bros' Blood Diamond (2006)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Djimon Hounsou
Blood Diamond Hollywood Premiere
Dec 06, 2006
Djimon Hounsou
Blood Diamond Hollywood Premiere
Dec 06, 2006

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..arrives with the best of intentions, harrowing sequences but ultimately mixed results..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
“..collapses under the weight of its high-minded ambitions and questionable story..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
“..a movie that has its share of stark, unforgettable moments but whose substance never fully gels..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]