Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen ed.
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An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son who was consripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside.

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tenet
May 07, 2018

Rated 7/10. Overall, a good story, but the scenes of violence were overdone. Yes, we get that's the way it is, but it doesn't need to be in our face all the time.

The acting generally quite well done.

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Good movie!

kikoman504 Nov 17, 2015

y the library don''t have this movie

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rslade
Jun 12, 2014

Bloody and (literally) gritty. However, it manages to make the stale premise of the crook-turned-Robin-Hood quite credible.

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2101kol
Aug 19, 2013

The film feels slow in terms of pacing for a bit of time but after it attains momentum. There is an interesting backdrop, some well staged action sequences, and a good supporting performance from Djimon Hounsou.

Quimeras Jul 15, 2013

With an excellent script and an impressive cast, this film about the dirty business of diamonds is must-see for everyone.

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tj_is_cool
Oct 21, 2011

Want to skip out of a diamond ring? Ask your future wife to see this movie. :P

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stse88
Sep 23, 2011

Fast paced action thriller.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

This movie does have it's moments. Djimon Hounsou is truly terrific as he delivers a very powerful and convincing performance. His Oscar nomination was well deserved. DiCaprio is OK, but I didn't really believe him as an ex mercenary and Jennifer Connelly, as gorgeous as she is, didn't have nearly enough to do. I would recommend everyone check this out at least once.

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bigcajunman
Jul 10, 2010

Astoundingly violent, but well portrayed story of where the bling on your ears really comes from.

Anybody who wants to buy a Diamond for a loved one, should watch this movie, and think about where it came from.

Very good historical drama.

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Danny Archer: Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Danny Archer: So you're a fisherman, ha? What do you catch mostly?
Solomon Vandy: Fish.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Danny Archer: Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Danny Archer: In America, it's bling bling. But out here it's bling bang.

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bigcajunman
Jul 10, 2010

You think I'm a demon, but that's only because I have lived in Hell

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bigcajunman
Jul 10, 2010

T.I.A. This is Africa!

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 25, 2010

"I'm right where I'm supposed to be."

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 24, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 24, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sarahd
Mar 22, 2009

Violence: necessary to tell story, but not good if you can't handle gore

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 24, 2010

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 31, 2011

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

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