Edward Zwick brings unimpeachable good intentions to his film about the bloody underbelly of the international diamond trade, but when social conscience jockeys for attention with movie-star glamour, glamour always wins. The result is a rip-snorting adventure set against the backdrop of African misery. Set in 1999, it charts the intertwined destinies of two Africans, Mende fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) and Rhodesian mercenary Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio). Danny smuggles diamonds out of Sierra Leone, where gems help finance the brutal civil war that keeps its citizens poor and terrorized. Solomon only wants to provide for his family and make sure his br...