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R| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
As civil war rages through 1990s Sierra Leone, two men, a white South African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a black Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou), become joined in a common quest to recover a rare gem that has the power to transform their lives. With the help of an American journalist (Jennifer Connelly), the men embark on a hazardous trek through rebel territory to achieve their goal.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio , Jennifer Connelly , Djimon Hounsou , David Harewood , Arnold Vosloo , Caruso Kuypers , Michael Sheen , Basil Wallace

Director: Edward Zwick

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Blood Diamond (2006)

Release Date: December 8th, 2006|2 hr. 18 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Director Edward Zwick tried to make a great movie, but somewhere in the process he forgot to make a good one. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Blood Diamond is a gem in a season with lots of worthy movies. show more

  • August 06, 2008 sm05139
    Report This User

    Excellent movie. This brings to light so many of the injustices seen by the people of Africa. The portrayal of child soldiers is sad, but true. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be enlightened by the goings on and abuse of the African people.

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