I am not a real fan of Leonardo di Caprio, but here he really does a good job. In fact this is a brutally excellent film. One can always think whatever about movies that try to capture some of the brutality of some of this World and put it on the big screen. Does it help? Will the audience actually take the message and go back to real life and try to make a difference, or will we wash off the message and live like we did before? And even then, is the movie speculative in its brutality and hash reality by showing us children soldiers, civil war, poverty, greed as from real life?
I don’t have answers for this, but what I know is that humans always love a good story and when the story also tells more without pointing the finger of morale on us. The message goes deep in us and it does make a difference, maybe not much but still.
I don't really have much more to say about the movie, it’s an excellent film and so everybody should watch it - but be ready to tackle some action. If so - go and see it with a date ;)