Title: Blood Diamond
Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Charles Leavitt; story by Leavitt & C. Gaby Mitchell
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly
Music: James Newton Howard
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Hounsou), Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing; formerly on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a slave with a stolen diamond tries to save his family
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), May 2008
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent).
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for concept, dialog and subjective rating) c. 2.6/4 (Good).
My impersonation of this movie: “Hey, everybody! Hollywood is important and responsible!” It’s shot well and has a great cast and enough excitement to keep my interest. But I just don’t want to hear what these people have to say about moral responsibility (and they won’t stop talking about it).