Django Unchained Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
Obscurely referential, extremely indulgent, and deliriously over-the-top, Django is -- in other words -- everything you'd expect from a Tarantino joint.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 23, 2013
Overlong, self-indulgent garbage with a portrayal of a "house Negro" that is a grotesque distortion of a sad reality.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
July 30, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric D. Snider
TwitchFilm
July 28, 2013
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.
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
You will definitely get your money's worth. But this is one of Tarantino's minor works.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 18, 2013
Low-level Tarantino inspires exploration, but delivers little more than a blood bath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 13, 2013
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.
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
Tarantino slyly takes the dirty diaper that is slavery in America and rubs it in our face.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Phil Villarreal
COED.com
May 7, 2013
Django may be unchained, but his movie could have used some tighter shackles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
April 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Fennell
Triple J
April 8, 2013
A bloody masterpiece. Funny, Thrilling, cleverly structured.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 1, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 24, 2013
Countless great scenes in the Tarantino universe
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dave White
Movies.com
March 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
March 13, 2013
...the time always flies, and Tarantino gives us a lot of movie for our money.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 3, 2013
Tarantino's take on slavery is wildly creative, funny and frightening, true to form yet never predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
February 28, 2013
Different setting, same old Tarantino
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
February 28, 2013
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 | Original Score: ****1/2
February 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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