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Django Unchained (2012)

US 165m, Colour
Director: Quentin Tarantino; Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, Don Johnson

djangoA beautifully shot and wonderfully crafted mixture of genres, Django Unchained is a spaghetti-style western set in the Old South with Blaxploitation action and dark comedic elements. Django (“the D is silent”) an escaped slave is befriended by an articulate German bounty hunter who promises to help him locate and free his wife from slavery. Filled with rich characters, clever dialogue, terrific performances and a wonderfully eccentric soundtrack, Django is an unpredictable and very entertaining film that is perhaps Tarantino’s best since Pulp Fiction (1994) (Klaus Ming January 2013).

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2 comments on “Django Unchained (2012)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins
    01/20/2013

    I just saw this, and I really liked it. I don’t hold Pulp Fiction in as high esteem as you do, though, I guess. It was amazing at the time, and it changed movies (you can make a list of movies which never would have been made, or at least not in the same way, if it had never come out), but I think he’s made better movies since. I would take Kill Bill, for example, and I think Inglourious Basterds was a leap in terms of his skills (though I disliked what it was about).

    Anyway, I just wrote about Django Unchained (and Les Miz) on my blog:
    http://u-town.com/collins/?p=3917

  2. Klaus
    01/22/2013

    There’s not a Tarantino movie that I haven’t enjoyed, though I think Pulp Fiction remains my favorite because it is structured so well – and was so unpredictable.

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