Django Unchained (2012)

Critic Score
88
Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 247
Fresh: 217 | Rotten: 30
Audience Score
92
User Ratings: 415,783

Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino.

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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

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Western, Drama

Quentin Tarantino

Apr 16, 2013

$162.8M

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Critic Reviews for Django Unchained

All Critics (247) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (217) | Rotten (30) | DVD (2)

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.

Full Review Source: The New Republic | June 13, 2013
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A film bursting with pleasures great and small ...

Full Review Source: Time Out | January 8, 2013
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Django Unchained is Tarantino's most complete movie yet. It is also his most vital. His storytelling talents match the heft of the tale.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | January 4, 2013
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker | January 4, 2013
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Genre-movie-mad writer-director Quentin Tarantino's foray into Western World is a pretty grave disappointment.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | January 2, 2013
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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.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal | December 27, 2012
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Obscurely referential, extremely indulgent, and deliriously over-the-top, Django is -- in other words -- everything you'd expect from a Tarantino joint.

Full Review Source: Under the Radar | August 18, 2014
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Overlong, self-indulgent garbage with a portrayal of a "house Negro" that is a grotesque distortion of a sad reality.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | December 23, 2013
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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.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | July 30, 2013
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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.

Full Review Source: Twitch | July 28, 2013

You will definitely get your money's worth. But this is one of Tarantino's minor works.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | June 23, 2013
Deadspin

Low-level Tarantino inspires exploration, but delivers little more than a blood bath.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | June 18, 2013
Cinema Sight

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."

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | May 23, 2013
Sacramento Bee

Tarantino slyly takes the dirty diaper that is slavery in America and rubs it in our face.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | May 13, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Django may be unchained, but his movie could have used some tighter shackles.

Full Review Source: COED.com | May 7, 2013
COED.com

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is a brilliant mixture of over-the-top violence and clever writing, making for the most entertaining film of 2012.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | April 23, 2013
We Got This Covered

A bloody masterpiece. Funny, Thrilling, cleverly structured.

Full Review Source: Triple J | April 8, 2013
Triple J

It's a testament to Foxx and Washington's talent, presence, and proven rapport that they keep the central emotional hook strongly present as their underwritten roles are continually pushed to the sidelines by Tarantino's overwriting for others.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | April 1, 2013
TheMovieReport.com

Countless great scenes in the Tarantino universe

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | March 24, 2013
Movie Habit

It's exactly what you expect from Tarantino, so if this movie finds itself challenged in any way, it's in being expected.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | March 14, 2013
Movies.com

...the time always flies, and Tarantino gives us a lot of movie for our money.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | March 13, 2013
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Tarantino's take on slavery is wildly creative, funny and frightening, true to form yet never predictable.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | March 3, 2013
Concrete Playground

Different setting, same old Tarantino

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | February 28, 2013
Movie Habit

Slavery is to "Django" what the Holocaust was to Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" -- a colossal wrong to be righted by a film geek's best weapons: artistry, imagination and wicked humor.

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News | February 28, 2013
Bloomberg News

Tarantino is, in essence, a classicist who invests the bulk of his drama and tension in lengthy dialogue exchanges that are infinitely more compelling that his elongated sequences of cathartic violence.

Full Review Source: 3AW | February 15, 2013
    1. Dr. King Schultz: How do you like the bounty hunting business?
    2. Django: Kill white folks and they pay you for it? What's not to like?
    – Submitted by Michael F (3 months ago)
    1. Stephen: What he say your name is? Shoots?
    2. Dr. King Schultz: Schultz.
    – Submitted by Sandeep H (8 months ago)
    1. Django: She ain't no house slave, she can't work. She's beautiful. They might make her a comfort girl.
    2. Dr. King Schultz: what's a comfort--? Oh....
    3. Django: Not while I have my freedom. Not while I have my gun.
    – Submitted by Redwan A (10 months ago)
    1. Calvin Candie: Where is my beautiful sister?
    – Submitted by Redwan A (10 months ago)
    1. Calvin Candie: Stephen, you have nails for breakfast? Whats the matter? Why you so ornery? You miss me?
    2. Stephen: Oh yes sir, I... I missed you. Like a, like a hog miss slop. Like a...a baby miss mammy's titty. I miss you like I misses a rock in my shoe.
    – Submitted by Jeff R (11 months ago)
    1. Dr. King Schultz: Stop playing Beethoven.
    – Submitted by Imad D (14 months ago)
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