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Blood Diamond (2006)



Critic Consensus: Blood Diamond overcomes poor storytelling with its biting commentary and fine performances.

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Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story of Danny Archer--a South African mercenary--and Solomon Vandy--a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon--who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields--has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen, an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.

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Leonardo DiCaprio
as Danny Archer
Jennifer Connelly
as Maddy Bowen
Djimon Hounsou
as Solomon Vandy
Kagiso Kuypers
as Dia Vandy
Arnold Vosloo
as Colonel Coetzee
Antony Coleman
as Cordell Brown
Benu Mabhena
as Jassie Vandy
Basil Wallace
as Benjamin Kapanay
Anointing Lukola
as N'Yanda Vandy
Marius Weyers
as Van de Kaap
Anthony J. Coleman
as Cordell Brown
Stephen Collins
as Ambasador Walker, Ambassador Walker
David Harewood
as Captain Poison, Kapitan Poison
Bouba Badiane
as Tupac T-shirt
Ato Essandoh
as Commander Rambo
Ronnie Nyakale
as Digger No. 1
Percy Matsemela
as Commander Zero
Nick Reding
as British DFID Minister
Tony Kgoroge
as Troop Leader
Klemens Becker
as German Minister
Akin Omotoso
as Peacekeeper
Chimène Costa
as Red Cross Worker
Grant Swanby
as UNCHR Official
Dini Nondumo
as Mende UN Worker
Tau Maserumule
as R.U.F. Soldier No. 1
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
as R.U.F Trainer
Martin Abdul Jabbar
as Guinean Guard
Gaurav Chopra
as French Journalist
Karl McMillan
as Aussie Journalist
David S. Lee
as Cockney Journalist
Jonathan Pienaar
as SA Cameraman
Sonni Chidiebere
as Kamajoor Headman
Nhlanhla Mavimbela
as Child Solider 1
Mfuno Pisani
as Child Soldier 2
Phado Bahola
as Child Soldier 3 (Indoc)
Thabang Mothle
as Child Soldier 4 (Indoc)
Buhle Seya
as Child Soldier 5 (Indoc)
Sizwe Makapela
as Child Soldier 6 (Indoc)
Winston Ntshona
as Old Mende Man
Carol Behane
as Mother at the Bridge
Nigel Harman
as News Reporter
Clare Holman
as News Reporter
Kedibone Tholo
as Prostitute
Koketso Mojela
as Prostitute
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Critic Reviews for Blood Diamond

All Critics (219) | Top Critics (64)

Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.

June 29, 2007 | Full Review…

It's a film about exploitation that sometimes feels like it IS exploitation and is only going to leave you frustrated.

March 24, 2007
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Blood Diamond has all the cinematic punch of a lengthy Nation article.

February 3, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

Issue-tainment. Puts the issue of conflict diamonds in the public eye. Whether or not that makes it a great drama is a slightly different question.

January 29, 2007 | Full Review…

A comparatively honest effort from Hollywood but one fatally weakened by the familiar scent of compromise in its final reels.

January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Some will dismiss it as "typical Hollywood", yet that isn't always a bad thing. In so many movies, destruction and loss are dwelt upon because they are irreducible truths. But survival is a truth, too, and this film pays it often stirring witness.

January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood Diamond


i love this movie i cried at the end this is a powerful true movie that you cant help but enjoy, Decaprio is brilliant and does accent brilliantly really powerful entertaining movie that shouldnt be missed!

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It's a bit formulaic but the performances of the lead actors (Hounsou and DiCaprio) are great enough to make this film worthy.

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