Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

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Average of 6610 ratings: 4.0 Stars

2006 M Depicts graphic and realistic war scenes.

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) - an ex Mercenary from Zimbabwe - 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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Duration
143 minutes
Studio
Warner Brothers
Fatso Top 100
Rated #18 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
Zone
4
Subtitles
English
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
Zone
B
Subtitles
English
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

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4 by Barry1

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

4 by Tash

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

5 by Darth Vadertron

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.

5 Stars

5 by LordBaal

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.

3 by raebrodem

This was a heartbreaking story that really hit home about how things are obtained for our vanity.

5 by tedious_toad

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

5 by Kashu

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

5 by liggle

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

4 by David J.

"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

2 by Kevin36

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.