Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)


Django Unchained is a period drama about the times preceding the american Civil War. A bounty hunter of german origin named Dr. Schultz recruites a slave named Django to help him with one of his bounties on condition of granting him his freedom afterwards. By always treating Django like any decent human being should be treated, doctor rears a feeling of self-consiousness in him, and eventually comes to sympathize with his story so much, he decides to risk his life but save Django’s wife from whoever she was sold to.

Frankly, there’s nothing really to talk about, except that this film is a pure Tarantino. It is a relatively linear story, which is not exactly characteristic of his earlier works, and yet every bit, every second of this film breathes Tarantino. His style is so strong, it can never be confused with anybody else’s: well thought-out and well-constructed story; masterful mixture of comedy (sometimes hillariously funny) with tragedy (sometimes really gruesome); heroes, each of whom is a massive personality, even small ones; absolutely pertinent music, also selected with tremendous taste; and, of course, tough-mindedness, a quality that reveals it in subtle and consistent dialogs, as well as in complete disregard of political correctness for the sake of realism.

Suffice it to say, that in this work Tarantino remains full-blooded, vital, and precise master of cinema he was when he entered the industry with Reservoir Dogs. There are no mistakes here, no omissions, no fuck-ups – none whatsoever. Django Unchained is an amazing work of art, and also a highly enjoyable entertainment. A true rapture, in other words.


Time: 02:45:37
Released in: 2012
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Performed by: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, David Steen, Dana Gourrier, Nichole Galicia,  Laura Cayouette, Ato Essandoh, Sammi Rotibi, Clay Donahue Fontenot
Entertaining quality5+ out of 5
Art quality:  5+ out of 5

IMDB page: link

(v. 4.8)
®shoomow, 2017
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