Written December 26, 2012
This is Tarantino's political anti South, anti white propaganda film.....and this from a Tarantino fan. He has Christoph play the identical character from Inglorious Bastards and even uses the same trick of speaking a different language so that the group around him will not understand the plan. Why repeat the same scene and charter.
This is basically southern slave owners substituted for Natzis. Natzis, however, focused on the animation of the Jews and domination of other countries. While I have limited knowledge of southern slavery, I doubt this is how most slave owners treated their 'property."
Written December 31, 2012
This movie is a DOG. Disguised as an homage to spaghetti westerns, it is actually a black exploitation movie in the mold of Shaft. It's a cartoon full of one dimensional white villains for Django to kill. The dialog is not only hopelessly anachronistic, everyone, including the white gentry, spout profanity as if they're from the '80s ghetto. We are presented with Django the slave, who never having ridden a horse, is instantly an expert rider, and ends the movie with Roy Rogers style dancing horse tricks. We are presented with Django the slave, who never having held a rifle or pistol, is instantly a crack shot and the "fastest gun in the South".
Because Tarantino is Tarantino, all the actors turn in outstanding performances as if there was a “there” there. The movie is embarrassing and Tarantino and all the actors in it should be ashamed of themselves.
Written September 03, 2014
Funny, great acting, a spaghetti western,with a few surprises. A Western which takes in pre Civil War South, where the bad guys get their due. The audience loved it and applauded at the end.
Written December 28, 2012
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 26, 2012
Excellent movie. Nothing less from a Quentin film. Tough, sentimental, with a splash of funny. All of the actors were on point. Not really for young kids. The movie is long but will keep your interest. The ending was refreshing like no other...BRAVO!