Blood Diamond

A Movie ReelBlood Diamond: 8 out of 10.

I really liked "Blood Diamond" and I don't really like many films. Leonardo DiCaprio puts on a South African accent and it works. Jennifer Connelly played an American, but I'm sure I heard her slip into a faux British accent a couple of times a'la Madonna, although I forgive her because she's Jennifer Connelly. Djimon Hounsou was also good, but he's always good. In fact, one indication you're watching a decent movie is the presence of Djimon Hounsou.

The story is compelling, although more than a little depressing. The T.I.A. thread leaves little hope for a stable, safe and productive Africa. If everyone watched this movie, I suspect diamond sales would plummet. It is to diamonds what "Super Size Me" was to McDonald's.

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I was told that the blood diamond was a pretty bloody diamond, so I've resolved to stave off the nightmares by just reading synopses instead.

March 25, 2007 @ 11:27 AM


I love 'bloody' movies - horror being my favourite genre, but I usually stay away from Leo movies.

March 25, 2007 @ 1:53 PM

Mike Boon

That's funny, because I was just thinking that Leo appears in some pretty fine films.

March 25, 2007 @ 2:28 PM


I know he does, I just don't like him.

March 25, 2007 @ 3:05 PM

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