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Based on 39 Reviews
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

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Thanks to the redundancy, though, Blood Diamond is dramatically diffuse, and at least 30 minutes too long. Thanks to Mr. DiCaprio's raffishly dashing soldier of fortune, the movie is worth watching all the same. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's earnest, but it feels beside the point. Blood Diamond's real point: box office. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Blood Diamond is, in the vernacular of Old Hollywood, a rip-roaring adventure, the kind made in the '30s with Clark Gable and the handiest leading lady on contract at MGM. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    To the unlikely role of a Bogart-esque reluctant hero, Leonardo DiCaprio brings an intensity that compels even when the script falters. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A visually sumptuous, bullet-train-paced thriller with a really provocative theme. show more

  • 88
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Not that Diamond skimps on the social commentary; far from it. But it makes its points without too much breast-beating, caching its polemic within a tough-minded entertainment. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a solid performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, who has grown into this sort of "gritty" role and is more believable after having been seen dancing on the dark side in "The Departed." 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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