Written October 21, 2014
Finally! Our first black superhero of the old south. This gives me much hope that the movie industry is shifting and its about time. We need more heros and heroines in prolific roles such as this. I was proud. Thank you QUENTIN!
Written May 24, 2015
This movie was one of the best that I have seen in a long time. Tarantino, Foxx and Jackson all deserve Academy awards. All contribute their immense talents by taking a historic, tragic period of human life (i.e., see Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards) and blending a fictional story into the fabric such 'revenge' against the bad guys is almost plausible. The underlying, or perhaps graphic, reference to the savagery of slavery, the unbelievable pretenses that it was allowed to exist; and deemed acceptable as a way of life and pitted slaves against one another, is truly disgusting. At times, the scenes are hard to watch and accept that humans can treat other this way. Still, the acting, plot and character development is phenomenal. Lastly, to Tarantino's directing genius, he can inject farcical scenes without destroying the movie flow. Given the acceptance of such a brutal institution as slavery, the absurdities are ' truer than life'. This is a classic.
Written May 25, 2015
Sometimes the movie is unclear whether it is a smiling homage to westerns or a send-up of the genre, it constantly skirts a fine line. But a good tale, entertainingly told with very strong performances, and not enough people mention Samuel L. Jackson creating a memorable and very unique character. As good as it was, though, the film felt long.
Please go, but promise yourself to laugh at all the bloody effects (except the dogs). Skip it if dark humor evades you.
Written December 26, 2012
I liked the movie for some aspects, but not others. The amount of blood seemed unrealistic. I am glad there were some humorous parts. The acting was great. The all star cast assembled was interesting. The use of the N word was a bit too much. Definitely not a movie for children or persons inclined toward violence. Everyone should come to their own conclusion about violence with recent incidents in the news. This shows a different side to slavery with Django portrayed as a not so helpless slave.
Written July 23, 2014
Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's a Quentin Terrantino flick. But respect the content. It's fictional but it's based on real history. And yeah America, it's shameful, but it's true. And when reality stares you in the eye, you can't look away. The film is gut wrenching, but worth every penny. I'll be honest, it matured me a little. Movies like this always do. This film is far from Roots, but it's very close to home. Very sobering.