Blood Diamond Review from Teen Hollywood

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Again, mixed review. Overall positive, but critical of the political bias in the movie. --- Linked from http://www.teenhollywood.com/d.asp?r=138332 --- Despite a talented cast, an important subject and many powerful moments, "Blood Diamond" often does itself in with its own bleeding-heart liberalism. Still, director Edward Zwick ("The Last Samurai," "Glory") has made a fast-moving, well-crafted film that, like most melodramas, is far too predictable, but, unlike most melodramas, somehow...Read Full Story

PegasusNews has mixed review for Blood Diamond

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This review is mixed, but the full article in a worthwhile read... --- Linked from http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2006/dec/10/blood-diamond/ --- It's an exciting and entertaining film, but like the diamond buying experience itself, Edward Zwick's Blood Diamond is just too slickly packaged for its own good. There's nothing spontaneous or uncontrived about it. Prominent among the fine consumer products on wide screen display are Guinness, Leica, Nikon, Mitsubishi and Kalashnikov - though I...Read Full Story

Diamond industry responding to Blood Diamond

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Diamond-producing Namibia launched an international advertising campaign on Friday to counter any adverse effect of the Warner Brothers thriller Blood Diamond.  This movie is going to raise awareness of conflict diamonds and will spur interest in "conflict-free diamonds."  The traditional indiustry players are trying to combat the potentially negative impact of the movie on diamond sales.  But...  there are already places to buy conflict free stones in the US.   If you'd like to find conflict...Read Full Story