Written May 30, 2017
QT does it again. I will admit, this movie is not for everyone but if you have seen other QT movies, you will enjoy. The way the movie was shot, the soundtrack which is probably one of the best I have ever heard, and the casting was all great! Jamie Foxx and Chris Waltz are a great team and Samuel Jackson is to die for. It is very graphic as all of his movies are so leave the kids at home. This is worth seeing on the big screen and I know that others will agree.
Written December 26, 2012
I suppose I should have known better considering the director. For me the movie was unnecessarily gruesome and I really have a hard time understanding peoples desire for such violent films. In my opinion much more could have been done with this intriguing story line and stellar cast of characters. Waltz's performance was captivating while Foxx fell flat for me. Less blood with a little more story line would have gone a long way for me.
Written October 10, 2015
This film is a sadistic exhibition of gratuitous violence, packaged in a macabre and ghoulish manner and delivered to an audience under the guise of entertainment. The coldness of its long series of gruesome murders, coupled with the obvious attempt at mocking the ugliness of slavery, combined to have utterly disgusted this viewer. While accustomed to Tarantino's genre and bearing no illusions at what to expect in terms of violent content going in, even so, I found this film was violent and ugly on a level far removed from the physical, much unlike the dark comedic emphasis present in Tarantino’s “Machete.” Instead this one was just gruesome, physically and morally, with nearly nothing to offer in entertainment value to any normal person. This one is more or less a type of blood porn, far uglier and deviant than your typical ‘slasher’ fare. Save your money. If this sort of vicarious experience entertains you, it might be wise to seek the help of a mental health professional.
Written December 30, 2012
The trailer did this movie no justice. We went in to see this movie with an entire different outlook on what to expect. It was totally a must see movie. Jamiee Foxx & Kerry Washington were amazing. Tarantino is the best director, DiCaprio is amazing as is Don Johnson. This a definate Oscar nominee. Everyone must see & a definate DVD collector.
Written May 23, 2017
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!