Having watched this today and not expecting much as I've honestly (could be just me) not heard a lot about it I was frankly, blown away.
Spoiler: A farmer, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond
Djimon Hounsou was just FANTASTIC, he utterly stole the show for me, his character just drew me in and it was like an emotional roller-coaster from the get go. Since his performance in this he's been highly tipped to walk away with the Oscar for best supporting actor and to be honest I can't think of a film in which another actor has outdone him in the category.
Leonardo DiCaprio's character was also very enjoyable to watch, he's also been nominated for an Oscar with this movie, I was not as mesmerized with his performance as I was that with Hounsou's but overall I think he played the character rather well. I will admit having not been a fan of leo's for quite some time now this coupled with the departed has made it a good year for him and he is growing on me.
This film whilst not as politically orientated as I thought still covers it aptly however, I would have liked to have seen more of that side play out as we ventured through the movie, All i can say is it's a wonderful movie and one which takes you on a journey with the two main characters, (not so much connelly) The ending i thought could have been shortened but all in all not much I could give out about.
Go see it. 9/10 for me.