• Blood Diamond (2006)

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: Drama , Adventure

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

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

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

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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