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 30, 2014
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 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!
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 July 30, 2014
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.