Blood Diamond

Release Date: December 8th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2007

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

Production Co: Virtual Studios, Warner Bros., Bedford Falls Productions, Spring Creek Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Transformation, 1990s, Fall, Doctor, Soldier, Emotional, Dark, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe 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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama