is an intense brutal thriller, with violence and some pretty
heavy topics, but narrows the big picture down to a personal
level and makes it a compelling drama about two men with very
The acting is excellent and it concentrates
on the action and doesn't push the propaganda too far, thus making
for a very decent film about the corruption and bloodshed about
the diamond mining industry of Africa.
A really good movie.
is a political buddy buddy film with no buddies and too much
The film falls victim to trying to make
a point rather than trying to tell a story.
It's overly long, with two top-notch performances,
and it gets so caught up in itself that it forgets there is an
Too heavy-handed, and, in the end, a compelling
story told poorly.
is a slow-moving story; its action characters are predictable.
The film's message is: don't do business
with companies that sell blood diamonds (also known as conflict
diamonds)for the bloody African civil wars their sales subsidise.
The movie has its share of unforgettable
moments, but whose substance never fully gels.