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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…
"Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!"
A beginning shrouded in the iciness of the woods. America is at a point where even a tumbling wagon with a waggling tooth on top can signal the forthcoming force of death. Slave-owners, fugitives, and other scumbags of varying maliciousness don't just explode when shot. In fact, they practically expand across the walls in an uproarious fury, sending blood and guts to splatter against every cowering surface in the surrounding environment. Even greater is the main deliverer of this vengeance, as Django's journey is comprised of a delirious sense of Exploitation experience. He begins as a slave and ends as a wise-cracking, mythical Superhero, wandering off with his girl and a horse while the remains of the Old South simmer down to ashes.
Fuck yeah Tarantino. Thank you for this.
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.
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 may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Outstanding. I'll never understand why Tarantino feels compelled to put himself in his movies though. He's FAR AND AWAY the worst thing in the film. Everything else was awesome. Sam Jackson stole the show.
another of tortallinis greats about slavery and blacks without equal rights 2 bad its 2016 and we are still boycotting oscars wait thats not true its because there wasnt any good black main actor/actresses playing in a movie
"What is your name?"
"Can you spell it?"
"D-J-A-N-G-O. The 'D' is silent."
... as silent as the film most of the time ...
A bit of a step back from the fantastic Inlourious Basterds, which was a pretty big step forward from the dreadful Death Proof. I recently watched the intense and amazing Hateful Eight and want to revisit some Tarantino movies. First up is this one.
Django Unchained is and ode to the Spaghetti westerns and to the character portrayed at first by Franco Nero, Django. Something you can find in a lot of Tarantino movies, is his love for this genre. It's pretty obvious in both Kill Bill movies and to lesser extent in IB. Now he made a western that actually plays in that time. It's done in a good way. The story is fun, not the best way to…
This Is the only movie I've seen which has Electro and a nazi team up to rescue Ray Charle's wife from Jordan Belfort and a racist Nick Fury
"I like the way you die, boy."
When this film first came out, I hadn't seen much of Tarantino's back catalog. I think I had really only watched the Kill Bills and Inglourious Bastards. I wasn't particularly interested in this film based on the trailers, but I was with a group of friends who wanted to see it, so it ended up being a fairly fun experience. Today is the first time I have rewatched this film since that time in the theater and I have since watched (and not been all that enamored with) many more of Tarantino's films. I can say that Django Unchained is in my top two of his films.
Stylistically, it's a great looking film.…
The goofy amount of blood make the action look satirical. I love blood and guts but the gore is just laughable and it takes me out of the illusion that this is supposed to serious.
The plot is one of Tarantino's weakest. But it's still acceptable. The first half is so much better than the first though.
Waltz's and Foxx's chemistry is what also make this film good. I'm so glad that Will Smith wasn't casted.
2014 movie viewings, #26. I famously gave up watching Tarantino films after the career nadir "Grindhouse," which was so dispiritingly frat-boyish that it literally broke my will to see anything else by him; but I happened to have an opportunity to see this for free, on a Saturday afternoon when I had nothing else to do, so I said 'what the hell' and gave it a shot. Yep, it's a Tarantino movie, all right. Sigh.
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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