Blood Diamond ★★½

Zwick has always been two parts Stanley Kramer to one part David Lean. In BLOOD DIAMOND I think Zwick is using violence very cynically as an outside force to move the plot along and make things superficially exciting while he allows various digressions into political journalism (Zwick started as a journalist), like Kramer the plan is to give the medicine with the sugar but this time the sugar has a bitter taste of its own.