All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said in the above paragraph in mind, I went into Django Unchained with very high expectations.
HOLY SHIT! Tarantino not only meets my high expectations of him but he far exceeds them. Simply put he has created another masterpiece that will…
It was only a matter of time before Tarantino tackled the Western directly. His career from the very beginning has openly referenced the genre and the great directors that made their name in it. What surprised me most about Django Unchained, his latest epic revenge fantasy, is that whilst it quite clearly references the likes of Leone, Corbucci and Sollima, as well as obscure and forgotten blaxploitation flicks, it is rarely a slave (if you pardon the pun) to the films it doffs its stetson too. Unlike Kill Bill which was essentially a finely tuned mixtape of homages and pastiches, here the references are background details and in that way this might be Tarantino’s most confident work in over a…
It's not you, Django, it's me. At least I think it is.
First off, I do not like Westerns. At all. I had my hopes pinned on Mr. Tarantino to save the genre for me, but I'm afraid he didn't. Second, I love Tarantino. I have seen all his films and while not all his films are masterpieces, there are some true gems there. I also have no problems with the 'Tarantino universe' and his self-referential, homage/collage style. It works for me. And the ironic thing is that it is exactly that that seems to be this film's biggest flaw. More on that later, first the good bits.
The acting is absolutely superb. The main trio of performances, with the…
QT has done it again for me.
Already knowing that the genius is a big fan of the old westerns, I knew this would not be failure.
Rooting,tooting and shooting all the way through with some fantastic dialogue that keeps you compelled for 2 and a half hours.
I will eat my hat if DiCaprio doesn't get a golden Oscar for this, as he fully deserves to have one now.(update:it was tough to chew)
In fact the whole cast deserves to take home an award as they all shine throughout.
The same tomato juice get's used of what you saw in Kill-Bill, so be prepared for extreme violent scenes.
QT amazes me because every song that gets used for the film is slotted perfectly just like he has done with others in the past (Jackie Brown anyone).
Loved it, now I need to update my top ten of 2012.
Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.
Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was a bad ass, revenge seeking mother fucker, well wait till you see Django. Jamie Foxx is a volatile, whipped, ripped bad ass that I don't think anyone will soon forget. His play on the classic character archetype of very little…
You know how I only normally do one quote at the beginning of my reviews? Well, just to emphasise the genius of the dialogue, here’s four of the best lines from the four leads:
“Jesus Christ, Stephen, what is the point of having a n***er that speak German, if ya can’t wheel ‘em out when you have a German guest?!” – Calvin Candie
“Django! You uppity son of a-” - Stephen
“Our mutual friend has a flair for the dramatic.” - Dr King Schultz
“D’Artagnan, motherf**ker!” - Django Freeman
Well…where to start? I don’t really know. I know for sure that its Tarantino’s 4th best film to date, but that doesn’t really tell me how much I love it. It…
Quentin Tarantino, coming off Inglourious Basterds and the purchase of The New Beverly Cinema (www.newbevcinema.com), is at a new peak of his career. However, with his continual raising of expectations, the western has provided his first, true disappointment.
Every Tarantino film is an event worthy of celebration, not just for film geeks, but casual goers, fans, and viewers in between. It’s fitting that a man so obsessed with pop culture creates pop culture staples. You’d be hard pressed to find a person unfamiliar with his work, even if they do not recognize the man himself, or his name. Yet, this familiarity unjustly lends itself to worship. His films are generally perceived as perfection, which is attributed to the critical acclaim…
Is this the most cathartic movie ever made?
That's not a hypothetical. It's a real question. I'm asking. And also I know the answer. It's "yes"
Overlong and a little too ridiculously violent at times, but it's clever, well-made, and Waltz, DiCaprio, and Jackson are clearly having a blast. Not Tarantino's best movie but he's getting better at doing what he does best, as the years progress.
I thought Django Unchained (2012) was one of the ballsiest, most badass flicks I’ve seen in ages—significantly more mature, artful, and honest than Tarantino’s own Inglourious Basterds (’09), I’d argue. Its unflinching portrayal of the abysmal acts committed against an entire race of people for centuries is beyond commendable in its pursuit of exposing the ugliness beneath America’s blood-soaked rug.
Christoph Waltz is dazzling, sure, and Samuel L. Jackson is rightfully one of America’s most beloved performers . . . but in my mind, it’s Foxx who steals the show, hands down.
His delivery of every line, every avenging gunshot, every angry glance marks him as a criminally underappreciated actor whose career includes roles like Max in Collateral, one of…
Expected more from Tarantino. Overall it's a well made movie of course, but it bored me. Action scenes were alright I guess, but characters weren't very memorable except for Samuel L. Jackson and Leo's bad southern accent. After Christoph Waltz's great performance in Inglorious Basterds, this movie was a dissapointment, I'd blame the script though.
The D is silent
"Django Unchained" is yet another quintessential masterpiece from the mind of the great Quentin Tarantino. Every frame, performance, line of dialogue, and over-the-top aspect are all done in a way that only Tarantino can pull off. From each scene to the next, "Django Unchained" is a wildly entertaining, hilarious, and enthralling experience full of style, energy, and of course, violence. The actors are all at the top of their game, the direction is as swift and vibrant as it has ever been, and the script combines terrific dialogue and storytelling so effortlessly.
Pure, unfiltered Tarantino from start to finish. Even the parts of it that seem extraneous (Tarantino's cameo is abysmal), there's such a vibrant, joyful sensation in a film about a topic so reprehensible. In the same bloody vein of vengeance as Basterds was, Tarantino breaks the ice in fashion that only he knows how with an opening set piece that includes a white slaver begging for sympathy with "Didn't I give you my last apple?!". In a hilarious way, Tarantino highlights the absolute absurdity in the ignorance of these times. That enough reparations could (and of course never will) be paid to make up for the failure by our ancestors in understanding the abomination that is slavery. The next best thing, and perhaps the true fairness, is that they get their vengeance. Eye for an eye.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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