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Blood Diamond

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

December 08, 2006

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Edward Zwick

Starring :

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, Stephen Collins

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

“..Though its motives are good, "Blood Diamond" loses it sparkle the longer it takes to deliver its message..”
by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
2.5 of 4

“..is superior to 2003's ridiculous "Beyond Borders" while looking strident and obvious next to last year's "The Constant Gardener."..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..collapses under the weight of its high-minded ambitions and questionable story..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
4 of 5

“..Blood Diamond manages to be engaging, thrilling and intellectually stimulating..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..arrives with the best of intentions, harrowing sequences but ultimately mixed results..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
3 of 4

“..a rip-roaring adventure..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
3.5 of 4

“..a really thrilling thriller with something deeper on its mind as well..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4

“..a movie that has its share of stark, unforgettable moments but whose substance never fully gels..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
Reviewed by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]

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