108. Django Unchained (2012)

8.9 Great action and fun
  • Acting 8.9
  • Directing 8.9
  • Story 8.8
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Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Running Time: 165 mins

Django Unchained is an American film about the life of a freed slave in 19th Century USA who is taken in by a German bounty hunter, who helps him to rescue his enslaved wife from an evil landowner in Mississippi.

It was delightful to see another brilliantly entertaining, interesting, action-packed and gory film from one of the world’s craziest directors: Quentin Tarantino.

I found that this was definitely a topic that should be touched on, as it is a very intriguing one, and there was evidently a lot of room for some action and battles as is normal in one of these movies. I thought that the story was absolutely fantastic, with great scenes throughout, filled with some superb tension, however no little amount of blood-spurting was left out of this film, with a complete bloodbath in battle coming up in the movie almost every twenty minutes or so, and for such a long film, that’s a lot of blood!

As well as Tarantino’s genius, I thought that all of the actors’ performances were brilliant: Jamie Foxx was perfect as Django, Christoph Waltz, an amazing actor, delivered another sterling performance, and Leonardo DiCaprio was fantastic as the brutal Mississippi landowner.

Overall, I’ll give this 8.9 because it basically had everything that you want from a Quentin Tarantino film: action, blood, fighting, all held together with a great story. The only criticism I would have of it is that it was a little too long, as the final battle in the mansion lasted for more than ten minutes, elongating the running time heavily.


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