When I rented this movie, I wasn't sure I would like it or not. But wow! Was I ever glad I did, it was incredibly good! So good that I bought the original movie to add to my collection.
This movie has a great deal of violence but realistic and not too much that you can't bear watching. The constant action is what keeps your interest from start to finish. It tells the facts about the conflict of diamonds quickly and accurately. DiCaprio's performance is impressive, certainly the best by him I've ever seen. Djiman Housou has an enormous physical presence as the brave Mende fisherman who suffers the separation of his family due to civil war raging around him. Excellent performances all around.
You will go through a lot of emotions while viewing this movie which makes it that much more good to watch. Obviously, it is not a movie for the whole family due to the content and violence, but an excellent one for any adult that wants to view a great story with compelling characters.