Strong performances all around
This movie is intense, cinematically beautiful, and exceptionally well acted. Strong supporting performances from Jennifer Connolly and Djimon Hounsou highlight a sublime performance from Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio has been churning out really good performances since his Oscar-nominated role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? It's a shame that he was thought of as just another pretty boy and that most people consider his mediocre performance in Titanic the highlight of his career. His performance in Blood Diamond should solidify his status as one of the greatest actors of his generations. The subject matter of the movie is captivating and heart wrenching. This is a story that needs to be told; that must be told. And Edward Zwick does it justice in this film.
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