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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio
Djimon Hounsou
Jennifer Connelly
Stephen Collins
Arnold Vosloo
Jimi Mistry
Michael Sheen
Directors
Ed Zwick
Screenwriters
Charles Leavitt
Marshall Herskovitz
Ed Zwick
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Blood Diamond
Leonardo Di Caprio and Djimon Hounsou in the tense Sierra Leone-based thriller.


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Blood Diamond

Plot
During the civil war in Sierra Leone, fisherman Solomon (Hounsou) is forced to pan for diamonds. He finds a large one, but it soon draws the attention of mercenary Danny Archer (DiCaprio) among others


Verdict
Great performances, provocative ideas and gripping action scenes fall prey to Hollywood logic and pat storytelling in the final hour.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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