This movie relates to the book "A Long Way Gone" because in both the film and book there are children who have to learn to be independent and how to survive on there own. The kids in this film are forced to murder innocent people, it is so messed up and insane to me as a viewer to see how awful the world really can be. This film also relates to the villagers being attacked just like in the book.
In this picture Solomon is looking at his children that are being kept by the African Army.
The review in the New York times says its a foolish thiller film. I think they said this because it is such a dramatic film to begin with. The New York Times does a great job getting all of the main plots of the movie into their review. "Good as gold, Solomon earns a sizable share of screen time, and though the performance is expectedly sympathetic, the character has none of Danny’s complexity, which means that he’s inherently less interesting."(New York Times) This really symbolizes and shows how Solomon is in this film. Overall I really enjoyed watching this film it really gave me a different perspective on diamonds.