A South African mercenary and a Mende fisherman find their fates forever intertwined as they embark on a quest to obtain a rare and highly coveted pink diamond in director Edward Zwick's frantic adventure drama. Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African diamond fields, Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) discovered an extraordinary rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a hired gun who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are used to finance rebellions and terrorist organizations, and is currently serving time for smuggling. As a bloody civil war rages in Sierra Leone and Archer learns that Vandy has safely hidden the diamond in a place where no one would ever suspect, the pair enlist the aid of disillusioned American journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) in recovering the treasure that has the power to save Vandy's family and provide the desperate Archer with a much-needed chance for redemption. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I loved this movie!!! It was full of action, drama and had a touch of comedic action. The story is a moving look into the ongoing internal conflicts that rage on in Africa. Yes, the violence was graphic but that is what happens in the different countries in Africa over the fight for control that rages over the diverse natural resources that are there.
I loved how Djimon didn't give up looking for his son and then when they had the moment when Djimon reminded him who he was and where he came from.
This movie should've won an Academy Award for something!!! Everyone's performance was off the chain!!!
I think this is one DiCaprio's best acting that was unfortunately not even recognized by the academy. The action sequences are a bit out of place, but the movie still delivers a poignant message that asks all to think about those diamonds we get.
The whole cast is stellar and i think Zwick's last good movie since I really didn't enjoy defiance. That movie was boring! This movie is awesome!