Django Unchained

Django Unchained ★★★★½

"Mr. Candie... normally, I would say 'auf Wiedersehen.' But since what 'auf Wiedersehen' actually means is 'till I see you again' and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir... I say, 'goodbye.'"

Overlong yet thoroughly engrossing. Django Unchained runs for about almost three hours, but not a single minute did I turn back my eyes. It's the dialogue that kept my senses glued to the screen. In addition, the film can be seen as a total package because it is populated by magnetic performances all-around, incredible direction, and striking camerawork (notably of Robert Richardson's signature close-ups). The entire third act unapologetically bangs blood and guts right in your face.

Wild and bloody entertaining. That's basically the accurate description of this film. Quentin Taratino is the man we need to look up to for making a film's long-ass runtime feel like a snap of Thanos.

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