Blood Diamond Reviews
January 31, 2021
Each of the lead actors does good work here - although Jennifer Connolly's war correspondent must to have an unseen hairdresser traveling with he r- but in regard to the social and political content, Zwick seems to have bitten off more than he could chew.
November 15, 2020
Though exhibiting plenty of potential with its production value, the film ultimately suffers from a lack of focus and indecisive direction.
May 20, 2020
Besides an inadequate love machine, the movie's also missing a proper villain.
September 27, 2019
The movie sometimes revels too much in the chaos and carnage of its setting, but superior writing and acting pricks the conscience exactly when needed.
March 28, 2014
It's clear that Blood Diamond takes quite a while to wholeheartedly get going...
July 6, 2010
Despite fine performances, Blood Diamond is an unfortunate disappointment due to heavy handed direction which dilutes its message.
August 28, 2009
Diamonds may be forever, but Blood Diamond hopefully will only last through the Oscar season
April 23, 2009
After centuries of raping Africa for its resources, now we exploit its misery for our amusement.
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.
February 28, 2008
Yes, Blood Diamond is preachy, but it's a sermon we need to hear.
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.
October 10, 2007
Never quite overcomes its mindless blockbuster mentality.
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.
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.
July 3, 2007
Truly offensive is the film's go-nowhere result, its purported liberal ideologies untapped beyond their potential for speedy, soulless entertainment.
June 29, 2007
Both excitingly well made and dispiritingly formulaic.
May 13, 2007
Exciting and compelling, but even more than that, it's a great acting showcase for Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou.