Blood Diamond Poster

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.

Trailers & Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • 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.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com