Blood Diamond Reviewed in 100 Words

Zwick’s 2006 thriller is a compelling and jarring look at the illegal diamond trade within civil war Sierra Leone. A fisherman and a smuggler unite to recover a priceless diamond and escape war-torn Africa.

The pace is tense as the pair often narrowly escape confrontation with military and rebel fighters, featuring explosive action scenes. The African-inspired soundtrack is moving and resonant.

DiCaprio and Hounsou give strong performances, both tortured men dreaming of a better life.

The film makes a powerful statement of the cost of conflict diamonds, and the horrifying impact of civil war on child soldiers and civilians.

4 stars

Jo Bradley.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan O. says:

    Very tense and exciting. Nice review.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good review. I haven’t seen this one, I will have to check it out. I like most of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies. He is a good actor.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lloyd Marken says:

    I’m from Rhodesia eh?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lloyd Marken says:

    You can’t beat Edward Zwick when he is at the top of his game.

    Liked by 1 person

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