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Blood Diamond Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

March 28, 2014
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

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

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

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

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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 Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 2, 2009
Brandon Fibbs

Yes, Blood Diamond is preachy, but it's a sermon we need to hear.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

February 28, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

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.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never quite overcomes its mindless blockbuster mentality.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

October 10, 2007
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

This is one powerful film. The shooting style is intense, mixing action with heart-wrenching drama with Leonardo DiCaprio's faux South African accent.

Full Review Source: Calgary Movies

August 13, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

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 Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Truly offensive is the film's go-nowhere result, its purported liberal ideologies untapped beyond their potential for speedy, soulless entertainment.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: D

July 3, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

June 29, 2007
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Rambo for liberals

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 58/100

May 19, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Exciting and compelling, but even more than that, it's a great acting showcase for Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

May 13, 2007

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

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Zwick's vision outpaces his narrative.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

March 9, 2007
Karina Montgomery

DiCaprio is excellent but this is definitely a Very Important Movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2007
Mark Holcomb
Time Out New York
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Blood Diamond has all the cinematic punch of a lengthy Nation article.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

February 3, 2007
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]

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 Source: Sunday Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

January 28, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The issues may be simply put, but the brilliant action sequences engage us viscerally.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 28, 2007
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