Friday, December 08, 2006


Blood Diamond

When Leonardo DiCaprio first speaks with a heavy South African accent in Blood Diamond, the familiarity of star power comes careening hard and fast into uncharted territory. This pretty face threatens to erase any versatility the actor possesses that might allow him to vanish into character, although everything else about his performance as the slick diamond hustler Danny Archer fulfills our expectations of the famously wiseass thespian. Even when DiCaprio plays a risky role, he doesn’t stray too far from home.

Read the rest of the review in the New York Press...


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