in about 100 words or less
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
A 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).