Django Unchained

Django Unchained ★★★★½

Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western is likely the most honest movie about slavery made in America, yet you're somehow sure it was probably even worse than portrayed here. Jamie Foxx makes the change to action star easily as the title character, a freed slave turned bounty hunter who's looking for his wife (Kerry Washington), sold to an unknown plantation before the movie begins. The chemistry between Christoph Waltz as Django's mentor and Foxx is easy and engaging, and this is frankly the best thing I've seen Leonardo Dicaprio do in years (he plays the incredibly vile plantation owner in possession of Django's wife). Add in Samuel L. Jackson as the most evil Uncle Tom you have ever seen, and you have one astounding joyride through a Spaghetti West. Well, South, really, but you know what I mean.

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