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Blood Diamond

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Blood Diamond
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An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son who was conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 1419845675
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Jun 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bloody and (literally) gritty. However, it manages to make the stale premise of the crook-turned-Robin-Hood quite credible.

Aug 19, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The film feels slow in terms of pacing for a bit of time but after it attains momentum. There is an interesting backdrop, some well staged action sequences, and a good supporting performance from Djimon Hounsou.

Jul 15, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

With an excellent script and an impressive cast, this film about the dirty business of diamonds is must-see for everyone.

Oct 21, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Want to skip out of a diamond ring? Ask your future wife to see this movie. :P

Sep 23, 2011
  • stse88 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced action thriller.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie does have it's moments. Djimon Hounsou is truly terrific as he delivers a very powerful and convincing performance. His Oscar nomination was well deserved. DiCaprio is OK, but I didn't really believe him as an ex mercenary and Jennifer Connelly, as gorgeous as she is, didn't have nearly enough to do. I would recommend everyone check this out at least once.

May 06, 2011
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well made story of the sometimes violent and seedy side of the diamond trade.The human suffering makes one realize that diamonds should not be a girl's best friend, at least diamonds mined by slavery.

Jul 10, 2010
  • bigcajunman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Astoundingly violent, but well portrayed story of where the bling on your ears really comes from.

Anybody who wants to buy a Diamond for a loved one, should watch this movie, and think about where it came from.

Very good historical drama.

Jun 09, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very touching! And it makes you more aware of what you buy and where it really comes from.

Sep 08, 2009
  • Bells rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exquisite and deeply moving. You will never look at a diamond in the same way.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jun 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jun 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Mar 22, 2009
  • Sarahd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: necessary to tell story, but not good if you can't handle gore

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Danny Archer: So you're a fisherman, ha? What do you catch mostly?
Solomon Vandy: Fish.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Danny Archer: Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Danny Archer: In America, it's bling bling. But out here it's bling bang.

Jul 10, 2010
  • bigcajunman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You think I'm a demon, but that's only because I have lived in Hell

Jul 10, 2010
  • bigcajunman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

T.I.A. This is Africa!

Jun 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I'm right where I'm supposed to be."

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Jun 25, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

BlackPhoenix thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

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