Action Drama - A very violent and very realistic drama. It shows the extreme
violence men can inflict upon their own people. Children are turned
into cold blooded killers. Thousands are killed. However, it does
show that some men are good and it has some heartwarming scenes
near the end.
PROFANITY: 11 F-words, 10 S-words, just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: LOTS of GRAPHIC cold blooded killing, including women and children! DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Several scenes of mild drinking and lots of smoking. ACTION: Many intense scenes of violence, some chases. COMEDY: Just a few mildly funny moments.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 100 moviegoers: GREAT OPINIONS FROM ALL AGES, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE! With over half rating it "Fantastic" or "Excellent" this is a movie you don't want to miss! Equally important is that no one disliked it. This makes "Blood Diamond" a movie you're certain to enjoy.
Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be—until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives.
While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon—who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields—has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory. More than a search for a valuable diamond, the journey could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.