Blood Diamond Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 28, 2014
It's clear that Blood Diamond takes quite a while to wholeheartedly get going...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Despite fine performances, Blood Diamond is an unfortunate disappointment due to heavy handed direction which dilutes its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Diamonds may be forever, but Blood Diamond hopefully will only last through the Oscar season
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
After centuries of raping Africa for its resources, now we exploit its misery for our amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Blood Diamond is a movie zircon. It doesn't cut glass, but it cuts plot, character, and credibility. It could be Hotel Rwanda, but instead it's Motel Deep-Six.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Yes, Blood Diamond is preachy, but it's a sermon we need to hear.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
The more I see of their work, the more I realise that directors Ed Zwick and Sam Mendes have one thing very sharply in common -- both are filmmakers who make movies that they think are far more important than they actually are.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 10, 2007
Never quite overcomes its mindless blockbuster mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
August 13, 2007
This is one powerful film. The shooting style is intense, mixing action with heart-wrenching drama with Leonardo DiCaprio's faux South African accent.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Beneath the shocking brutality in Blood Diamond is the story of father searching for his son which, thanks to Mr. Hounsou's work, is nearly worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
July 3, 2007
Truly offensive is the film's go-nowhere result, its purported liberal ideologies untapped beyond their potential for speedy, soulless entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 29, 2007
Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
May 19, 2007
Rambo for liberals
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 13, 2007
Exciting and compelling, but even more than that, it's a great acting showcase for Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
March 24, 2007
It's a film about exploitation that sometimes feels like it IS exploitation and is only going to leave you frustrated.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 9, 2007
Zwick's vision outpaces his narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Karina Montgomery
February 7, 2007
DiCaprio is excellent but this is definitely a Very Important Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Mark Holcomb
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Blood Diamond has all the cinematic punch of a lengthy Nation article.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]
January 28, 2007
Zwick does a fine job in combining a broad range of elements and turning them into a compulsive and thought-provoking adventure and is aided by beautiful cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 28, 2007
The issues may be simply put, but the brilliant action sequences engage us viscerally.
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