Written August 31, 2015
A must see. People are going to love it, or they're really going to take offense to it. I'm new to the Tarantino-eque movie, so I was not prepared for all the killing, blood and gore. That aside, the acting was just phenomenal. Yes, the n-word is said hundreds of times. Yes, there are intense scenes of whipping and killing. The understanding has to be there that this is supposed to be a depiction of of what it was like in the 1800s. It isn't the be all, end all. It sure is entertaining. Oh, and the soundtrack really adds that extra umph to the film!
Written May 07, 2015
Yes it's violent, but this is Tarentino at his best. The constant sense of outrage at the behaviors of the period driven characters is perfectly tempered by the absurdity of their beliefs and actions. The emotional whipsaw of hilarity; then violence and sometimes violence AS hilarity was nothing short of genius. Remember how conflicted we all felt watching the unhinged; unapologetic violence of Pulp Fiction while laughing so hard it left us dazed and confused? Well Django is an all-out thrill ride that demands you pay attention to the incredible injustice that was and in all to many instances, still is rampant. Anyone upset by the 100+ utterances of the "N" word-trust me; it's use is more than balanced by the sheer ignorance and ineptitude written into the character portrayal of the slave owners and those who supported the institution. This is the most fun I've had at a movie all year. What a way to end or start the year. See this movie; early and often! Thanks Quentin.
Written October 22, 2016
Considering the movie uses the "N" word more than a mob movie uses "MF", this one could be uncomfortable for some. The flow is choppy at best and the beginning, middle and end really are quick, even though the length is nominal. The acting is acceptable and I am confident no one will be nominated for anything. Having said all the highlights, if you like the Tarantino blood and splatter you will get a kick out of the movie. Otherwise, you will leave like me, knowing you will not buy the DVD.
Written December 26, 2012
i never been a fan of his movies he does not impress me weak movies in my opinion.just senseless violence and etc.i like action movies and horror my favorite but his movies ill pass
Written June 25, 2016
All one has to know is that it's a Tarantino movie, and it will be worth every bit of a $11.50 ticket, bought well in advance. Brazen, yes. Exhilarating, yes. Bloody, yes. Yes, yes, yes. If one has not learned to let the "N" word slide of the back, don't see this flick, because it's thrown around like breathing air. It's an excellent revenge movie. I wish Kerry Washington had a stronger role. Loved to hate DiCaprio's and Samuel L. Jackson's characters. Just desserts, I think. I was a little surprised at how Christoph Waltz's character went out, but it was a respectable exit. The funny parts were very funny.
My hubby gave up his ticket to allow someone else to go. I would gladly see it again, just to see his reaction. He loves blood and gore, things that explode, and a lot of action.
Great job, Q, cast and crew! Oscar noms and awards throughout.