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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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
whats with that group of australian slavers that turns up near the end. was i not concentrating when that was explained?
(also i watched it on netflix, suck it quentin)
Writer / director Quentin Tarantino’s take on Django is a typically post-modern affair that displays all the classic Tarantino tropes. It courts controversy, is loosely plotted, has superb dialogue, delivers top-rate acting performances, has a no compromise approach to violence and is beautifully shot. Set in both the Old West and the antebellum Deep South, the film opens with German bounty hunter, King Schultz ( Christoph Waltz) confronting the Speck Brothers, who have recently bought a set of slaves. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle Brothers and believes one of the shackled slaves is Django (Jamie Foxx) who can help him identify the Brittles. He attempts to purchase Django, but when "negotiations" break down he ends up…
Typical Quinten Tarantino garbage, that has perhaps the least charismatic and stiff leading roles in film history. Christoph Waltz and Leonardo Dicaprio put on great performances, but Jamie Foxx needs to take more acting classes or find another profession he is horrific and plays an unsympathetic and stiff leading role who is uninteresting and uninspired. The premise could have worked but Tarintino flushes it down the toilet as his film descends into a sadistic and quite idiotic bloodbath as captain uncharismatic kills everyone. Typical crap from a horrific director and equally horrific actor.
WOW. Just wow. Fantastic movie. I tip my hat to Tarantino. I have hated every single one of his films beside this one. This movie did a great job capturing the brutality of slavery. Really brought to life what plantation life was like. I admire that because I feared this film would just be a ridiculous amount of action. DiCaprio's improvised scene just stunning.
Not only a masterpiece, but a perfect movie to lay on the couch and watch while you're sick. So much replay value, but such a damn' fine work of art.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson made it.
Django Unchained is one of Tarantino's best with a great story, performances and script/direction from Tarantino.
On fourth or fifth watch, a couple years removed, I found this disappointingly cute and disliked Waltz's performance even more than the first time I saw it, when it was the only real thing tainting the thrills for me. Also, I remember reading through the original script when it seemed like there wasn't a chance in hell this would be made as written, and I was right.
Still, it's the kind of blockbuster entertainment I wish we saw more of and certainly an easy watch, with an absolutely killer shootout at the end, fantastic cinematography, a great, anachronistic soundtrack as Tarantino is wont to do, and the best Samuel L. Jackson performance I've ever seen.
BUT, Django also has tonal,…
A truncated first half leads to an overlong second. The violence is too real to be as funny as QT intends. Cast unevenly used. Jackson MVP. B-
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