Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
Quentin Tarantino's Western about a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who becomes a brutal gun-for-hire. Working alongside a German dentist/bounty-hunter (Christoph Waltz in an Oscar-winning role), Django is determined to rescue his wife from a merciless plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Winner of Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.... More
Bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz rescues Django from slavetraders in the hope he can identify a high-paying target. After assisting Schultz he is given his freedom, but Django - having revealed a great talent for bounty-hunting - stays with the good doctor to form a more permanent partnership. In return, Schultz will help in the mission to Mississippi to face plantation owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio) and free Django's wife (Kerry Washington). Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as Candie's house slave Stephen, and the film's supporting roles and cameos include appearances by Don Johnson, Jonah Hill, James Remar and more.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
Managing to be both a darkly hilarious, rollickingly entertaining ride of a movie and also nearly three hours long, with scene after scene of densely crammed, unmistakeably excessive Quentin Tarantino dialogue, Django Unchained is his most exciting, accessible and satisfying film for ages. While there may be a bit more of a comic feel than Inglourious Basterds and a tale that hinges on an unlikely buddy bounty hunter pairing rather than Basterds’ ensemble, this is another Tarantino tale that sees him mete out punishment on historical evil through his characters.... More
Rather than taking on Nazis, Django (Jamie Foxx) uses a chance encounter to wreak vengeance on the brutal oppressors of American slavery here. And boy do they deserve it, with Tarantino pulling no punches in depicting slavery as bitterly violent and revoltingly dehumanising, with some rather harrowing scenes of abuse giving his hero an inarguable justification for a killing spree that’ll have you cheering him on.
Foxx does a great line in quiet Western hero, driven by emotions that when not internalised are more often revealed in action rather than words. And as in Basterds, Christoph Waltz revels in the opportunities Tarantino’s script provides him in a gleeful performance as Django’s mentor, German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. The film’s other odd couple, plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his house slave Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), also prove memorably entertaining in their roles, the cast as a whole matching Tarantino’s own creative enthusiasm - a combination that makes this a must-see.Hide
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BY Captain-Ryan wannabe
One of Tarantino's best, I would happily see this again and again, which I think always speaks volumes about how entertaining a film really is. Absolute rollercoaster from beginning to end, keeps going when you think it'd be totally fine to end it. Created such an alive world of the film, with beautifully fleshed-out characters, beyond fitting score, mis en scene, and seamlessly shot. If you like Tarantino, for god's sake just see it.
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