Blood Diamond (2006)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (for strong violence and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Leavitt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 20, 2007
Box Office: $57.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Danny Archer

as Maddy Bowen

as Solomon Vandy

as Dia Vandy

as Colonel Coetzee

as Cordell Brown

as Jassie Vandy

as Benjamin Kapanay

as N'Yanda Vandy

as Nabil

as Van de Kaap

as Cordell Brown

as Ambassador Walker

as Captain Poison

as Tupac T-shirt

as Commander Rambo

as Digger No. 1

as Commander Zero

as British DFID Ministe...

as Troop Leader

as German Minister

as Peacekeeper

as Red Cross Worker

as UNCHR Official

as Mende UN Worker

as R.U.F. Soldier No. 1

as R.U.F Trainer

as Guinean Guard

as French Journalist

as Aussie Journalist

as Cockney Journalist

as SA Cameraman

as Kamajoor Headman

as Child Solider 1

as Child Soldier 2

as Child Soldier 3 (Ind...

as Child Soldier 4 (Ind...

as Child Soldier 5 (Ind...

as Child Soldier 6 (Ind...

as SA Page

as Old Mende Man

as Mother at the Bridge

as News Reporter

as News Reporter

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Cockney Journalist
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Critic Reviews for Blood Diamond

All Critics (211) | Top Critics (50)

Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Blood Diamond has all the cinematic punch of a lengthy Nation article.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It's clear that Blood Diamond takes quite a while to wholeheartedly get going...

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
Reel Film Reviews

Despite fine performances, Blood Diamond is an unfortunate disappointment due to heavy handed direction which dilutes its message.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Diamonds may be forever, but Blood Diamond hopefully will only last through the Oscar season

Full Review… | August 28, 2009

After centuries of raping Africa for its resources, now we exploit its misery for our amusement.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for Blood Diamond

DiCaprio, Hounsou and Connelly all shine in one of the best films ive seen in a long time. Just kept me glued to my set the whole time i watched this. This was a great film.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer



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