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This week's reviewed movie is:
Blood Diamond




Gene the Barber

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Gordie the Barber



Blood Diamond 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 different agendas.

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.

Blood Diamond is a political buddy buddy film with no buddies and too much politics.

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 audience.

Too heavy-handed, and, in the end, a compelling story told poorly.

Blood Diamond 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.

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