Written December 30, 2012
Typical Tarrantino film. Lots of blood, long and funny to some but stupid to others! Will not see it again. Didn't hold a candle to Pulp Fiction and can't imagine it being nominated for any award!
Written October 23, 2014
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 July 30, 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 April 18, 2015
Awesome performances, great plot twists, lots of action. Characters were a little cartoony and one dimensional, at times, but when they were, they were funny. So far, friends and family from ages 18 to 60 have loved it!
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.