Critic Review - Boston Phoenix

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

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Comments (9)
Boston Phoenix

Comments

Kazi S.

Kazi Siddiqui

No shit, how else do we raise public awareness in America?

Aug 30 - 05:42 AM

Jonathan S.

Jonathan Sicard

fucking dumb ass... you do know the difference between a comedy and a drama don't you? my guess is no...

Jul 6 - 04:29 PM

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

You should of used awareness instead of "amusement".... either way this is a ridiculous review!

Aug 29 - 06:04 AM

Katrina Kieren

Katrina Kieren

Yes I bet people felt "amused" by this film... wow.

Sep 3 - 02:17 AM

Mark Gabriel Sparzo

Mark Gabriel Sparzo

im glad you got the message...
sarcasm

Oct 14 - 12:29 PM

Bailey Smith

Bailey Smith

the point of this movie was to reveal what actually goes on in Africa in order for us to obtain diamonds and other things as well. The only time I was ever "amused" was when Maddy Bowen asked the guys to pose for a picture!

Nov 24 - 01:02 PM

Justin Kachel

Justin Kachel

did you watch the movie? Or did you watch a trailer, then write a bad review based on your own stereotypes? Idc if you watched the movie, because your review is ignorant regardless. Kind of makes me feel like i shouldn't take the word of rotten tomatoes anymore, because they actually take into account, pure bullshitty reviews.

Jun 16 - 05:10 AM

Justin Kachel

Justin Kachel

did you watch the movie? Or did you watch a trailer, then write a bad review based on your own stereotypes? Idc if you watched the movie, because your review is ignorant regardless. Kind of makes me feel like i shouldn't take the word of rotten tomatoes anymore, because they actually take into account, pure bullshitty reviews.

Jun 16 - 05:10 AM

Eric Shen

Eric Shen

Best critique I've heard yet.

To other replies; Blood Diamond is a high budget film starring Leonardo Dicaprio, complete with guns, attack helicopters, and a bad-character-turned-good-in-end plot. By all means, it is well done film - but that is all it is.

Amusement doesn't have to mean giggling in glee. Amusement in this case means allowing Americans to bullshit themselves again into thinking that by 'raising awareness', they are saving some poor black kid in Africa. That, somehow, by watching a Warner Bros Movie, they are supporting some cause. Americans get off to this shit all the time, and that is what amusement is.

Jun 22 - 03:56 AM

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