Friday, October 8, 2010
Blood Diamond follows the lives of Danny Archer (DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Danny overhears Solomon talking about a large diamond he had hidden after discovering it. Both go on a quest to retrieve the diamond.
DiCaprio and Hounsou give riveting performances in Blood Diamond. The direction of Zwick is excellent. He gives us a startling view of the outburst of violence in war-torn Sierra Leone, a theme that's common in his movies (particularly Glory and The Last Samurai).
My Rating: ****1/2