Django Unchained

Action,Drama

Quentin Tarantino's glorious return shows he's not done yet Reviews

In the past decade there were those who – reasonably – assumed that Quentin Tarantino’s hour had passed. Following the movie-geek sprawl of the Kill Bill movies, the crass indulgence of Death Proof and the diverting but directionless Inglourious Basterds, it seemed as though the ultimate fanboy had slipped into a terminal decline.

Well, somebody’s clearly rattled the man’s cage, because Django Unchained is a blazing return to form. The topic is American slavery: Jamie Foxx is Django, freed from a chain gang by German bounty hunter Schultz (Waltz), and on a mission to rescue his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Only trouble is, Hildy is owned by Mississippi slavemaster Calvin Candy (Leonardo DiCaprio), whose ugly reputation precedes him.

It isn’t without problems: Django Unchained feels a little ersatz, favouring momentary thrills over lasting emotional punch. But it’s bursting with pleasures great and small: the note-perfect performances, a brace of close-to-the-bone moments, the soaring cine-literate soundtrack, the sheer, relentless drive.

View Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained

By Tom Huddleston
Time Out Dubai,

Django Unchained

  • Duration: 165
  • Released: Thu, 17 Jan
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins

User reviews:

Posted by: Sam Bassile on 02 Feb ' 13 at 10:15

Seriously Tom Huddleston ? Inglourious Basterds was directionless ? A film receiving multiple awards and nominations, including eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture is directionless ??

Posted by: Abdulla on 22 Jan ' 13 at 11:14

Terminal decline?!?!?!?!?!
Every single Tarantino movie has been absolutley amazing!

Posted by: QT on 22 Jan ' 13 at 06:12

"the diverting but directionless Inglourious Basterds"?? right....
thats why it was nominated for best picture, best screenplay and best directior at the oscars...because it was directionless....

Dont know what movie you were watching buddy, clearly you have no idea what you're talking about...

Posted by: Presley Viegas on 17 Jan ' 13 at 11:07

The reviewer thought Inglourious Basterds was 'directionless'? Do us a favor, and listen to a radio or something.

Posted by: Martin on 16 Jan ' 13 at 09:10

But is it censored at all? I'd rather wait to see it on Blu-ray/overseas if so.

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