BLOOD DIAMOND (2006 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

The Blood Diamond—a cinematic masterpiece—ties itself with some of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films—Titanic, The Aviator, J. Edgar, and Django Unchained. Absolutely nothing lacking here. The film is faultless.

Storyline

Family man Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) has been conscripted to mine for diamonds to fund War Lord Poison‘s (David Harewood) play for power in war-torn Sierra Leone.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Edward Zwick for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Len Amato, Kevin De La Noy, and Ben Waisbren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dan Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), Dia Vandy (Kagiso Kuypers), Colonel Coetzee (Arnold Vosloo), Cordell Brown (Antony Coleman), Jassie Vandy (Benu Mabhena), N’Yanda Vandy (Anointing Lukola), Benjamin Kapanay (Basil Wallace), Nabil (Jimi Mistry), Rupert Simmons (Michael Sheen), Rudolf Van De Kaap (Marius Weyers), Ambassador Walker (Stephen Collins), M’Ed (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine), and Tupac T-Shirt (Bouba Badiane).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This has Leonardo DiCapro written all over it for quality and entertainment value.

Ben Meyers


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