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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…
I can't imagine I have anything left to say about this film, as, I believe, I have already reviewed it approximately 7,888 times on here already.
one of my favorite tarantino films
2012 wasn't a very strong year for movies, but this was pretty great. A show of splendid action and fine roles from Foxx, Waltz, and DiCaprio specifically. The screenplay rightfully earned an Oscar, but yet again Quentin Tarantino should have earned Best Director.
Tarantino goes out in style. He's known for the spectacles he puts on in his movies and Django Unchained is no exception. This one is ever more so bloody and I loved it all -- perhaps this is desensitization. I'll say that I was rather surprised at the musical accompaniment, varying from bluegrass and folk to modern rap.
Django Unchained was a rollercoaster of emotion for me. From pure disgust of white history to a glorious underdog cheer for Django, I was always anticipating a wave of emotion coming. How Leonardo DiCaprio did not win an Oscar for this baffles me, especially at the dinner table scene. Fierce, crazy, and that gust of white superiority. Absolutely engrossing -- on the…
The acting, the soundtrack, the story; there was nothing bad about this movie
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There aren't many directors who could pull off a Western epic with extraordinarily graphic slavery depictions, one that pleased fans and critics by enlarge, while simultaneously pissing off Spike Lee, all while providing an amazingly eclectic soundtrack with artists ranging from Jim Croce to Rick Ross. And each song not only fits, but is expertly placed. The Croce songs makes me feel nostalgic as they head off on their winter journey on horseback, the Rick Ross track gets me all fired up for Django as he elevates his status among the threatened white folk. It's only after all the hubbub that I can actually gage how much I love or hate a film. I love this film. Even though the plot revolves around finding his wife, I think it's really about friendship. And I love that. #djangounchained
This was my first experience of a Tarantino film - and what an experience it was! Impossibly slick and masterfully produced, composed and executed, it's as stylish as it is entertaining. The brutal and almost cartoonish use of violence throughout never completely crosses the threshold into the realm of ridiculous. Though he tackles the dark and brutal history of African-American slavery in the United States, blending this subject matter with the spaghetti western genre creates a highly unique product.
The costuming and production design is particularly vivid in this world, and the cinematography matches this high calibre of design - smooth pans tracking shots mingle with Tarantino's homages to films of days past through wild crash zooms. The main letdown…
I don't know what else to add to this movie. I've seen this a bunch of other times before (though this is the first I've seen this in years) and you all know how great it is by now so I'll just say this:
1. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz make for the best Ebony & Ivory type duo since Gibson/Glover from the Lethal Weapon franchise.
2. Samuel L. Jackson is the biggest show stealer; not just because he was almost too great at playing such a despicable character, but because he still managed to be hilarious despite of it.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio literally poured blood, sweat, and tears out of this performance and it's one of my favorite performances from…
Really liked the plot/actors and costumes etc but i really dont like Tarintino. The score was average. The stopping music when the door shut thing was cool, but waaaay over done.
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