Django Unchained
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Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Django Unchained is 165 minutes and nothing much happens beyond talk and the provision of corpses. The plot lurches around and the artful structure of Pulp Fiction has been abandoned."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"Django Unchained has mislaid its melancholy, and its bitter wit, and become a raucous romp. It is a tribute to the spaghetti Western, cooked al dente, then cooked a while more, and finally sauced to death."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Obscurely referential, extremely indulgent, and deliriously over-the-top, Django is -- in other words -- everything you'd expect from a Tarantino joint."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"If the slightly rambling Django Unchained is 'lesser Tarantino' -- you know, only a B instead of an A -- it's still a heady, delirious good time."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Twitch
"The fear, anger and betrayal in Jackson's eyes, when Stephen feels his place is threatened, says more about the cruelties of slavery than the ultra- violent, sickening passages of "Django Unchained.""
‑ Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
"A film bursting with pleasures great and small ..."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Genre-movie-mad writer-director Quentin Tarantino's foray into Western World is a pretty grave disappointment."
‑ Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
"Overlong, self-indulgent garbage with a portrayal of a "house Negro" that is a grotesque distortion of a sad reality."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"You will definitely get your money's worth. But this is one of Tarantino's minor works."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Tarantino slyly takes the dirty diaper that is slavery in America and rubs it in our face."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Django Unchained is Tarantino's most complete movie yet. It is also his most vital. His storytelling talents match the heft of the tale."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Wildly extravagant, ferociously violent, ludicrously lurid and outrageously entertaining, yet also, remarkably, very much about the pernicious lunacy of racism and, yes, slavery's singular horrors."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"It is plainly a nonstop riot of humor and excitement, and one that matches its delicate nature with an equally calculated sense of importance in leading us to the most satisfying climax possible."
‑ David Keyes,
"Low-level Tarantino inspires exploration, but delivers little more than a blood bath."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Django may be unchained, but his movie could have used some tighter shackles."
‑ Phil Villarreal,
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