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Eye opener of a movie giving a glimpse of the war torn African continent
A few historical inaccuracies, some over miraculous escapes and the Hollywood ending are the only negatives - otherwise... Read more a very believable movie.
Extremely violent but not generally in gratuatous way
Leonardo Di Caprio was excellent and totally believable as a Sth African Soldier of Fortune and Jennifer Connolly was gorgeous in a more limited role.
However the real star was Djmon Vandy in a flawless and at times totally chilling portrayal.
An exciting story about the characters involved in the illicit diamond trade in West Africa. Great action scenes. I think one of Leonardo's best performances portraying a mercenary/soldier of fortune... Read more. Another not so subtle tale of greed & mans inhumanity.You will not be disappointed!
A brilliant piece of film making. Just wonderul from start to finish, DiCaprios accent was spot on, even mastering the dialect, gorgeous scenery, amazinf acting from every cast member. Simply a great great movie.
Leonardo should have won an Oscar for his role here. He played the greedy and cunning soldier/diamond smuggler extremely well. You believe his objective and almost want to join him in doing it. Excellent movie, a must see.
This was a heartbreaking story that really hit home about how things are obtained for our vanity.
This movie is utterly heartbreaking. The plot is intense and involves the cruelty and greed that everyone, despite the colour of their skin, has in themselves when it all comes down to money.
The... Read more acting is uniformly excellent. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou are outstanding.
You'll never buy another diamond in your life after seeing this.
An absolute must-see movie. Set against the back drop of war-torn Africa.
It shows limit man goes to for money. The cruelty the blood shed the absolute senseless and mind-boggling violence. This... Read more is not just a story ... for some people its the story of their lives.
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Di Caprio is brilliant, his accent is perfect. Very convincing. Absolutely captivating film, and very sad. Loved the extras, including a doco about... Read more the diamonds; well worth watching as well as the film itself. Read a review of this here which said Di Caprio's accent was awful. Not sure how he could say that; it was spot on.
"God left this place a long time ago." Conflict diamond smuggler Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is speaking about Sierra Leone in the 1990s. The scenes of horrifying atrocities, indiscriminate... Read more killing, child soldier slavery, poverty and destruction are indeed grim viewing. But it is a story that needs to be told and it is done brilliantly. Leonardo DiCaprio has come of age as an actor in "The Aviator" and now "Blood Diamond" while Jennifer Connelly and the amazing Djimon Hounsou are equally superb. Gripping entertainment.
Djimon Hounsou is outstanding, and the film overall is well paced and well directed. However, DiCaprio's accent is appalling. I think he is a brilliant actor, but this one he missed completely. Utterly annoying.