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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
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Yes, Blood Diamond is preachy, but it's a sermon we need to hear.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 29, 2007
Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 9, 2007
Zwick's vision outpaces his narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 7, 2007
DiCaprio is excellent but this is definitely a Very Important Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
January 28, 2007
DiCaprio deserves his Oscar nomination for the breathtaking intensity of his performance.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
January 28, 2007
The best thing about it is the convincing acting by DiCaprio and Hounsou.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 27, 2007
a fascinating action-adventure with uneven and unsure tendencies for politcal comment
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
January 26, 2007
A comparatively honest effort from Hollywood but one fatally weakened by the familiar scent of compromise in its final reels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stuart McGurk
thelondonpaper
January 26, 2007
This is the thinking man's thriller. You want in-depth background? Google it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
January 26, 2007
Some will dismiss it as "typical Hollywood", yet that isn't always a bad thing. In so many movies, destruction and loss are dwelt upon because they are irreducible truths. But survival is a truth, too, and this film pays it often stirring witness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online
January 26, 2007
It's DiCaprio's Oscar-nominated turn that steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 26, 2007
While there's some serious sag between the action scenes, this is a blockbuster with brains and the kind of film to make us all think twice on our next visit to the jeweller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 26, 2007
In the ongoing conflict between Hollywood glamour and telling the truth about Africa, it's the former that wins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Dean
Total Film
January 26, 2007
Gripping action and an excellent DiCaprio cannot disguise what is, essentially, an effective, if shallow, exposition of a hugely complex global issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Ireland Magazine
July 13, 2007
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