Django Unchained

2012

Django Unchained

Critics Consensus

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

86%

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91%

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User Ratings: 428,254
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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 ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. -- (C) Weinstein

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Cast

Jamie Foxx
as Django
Christoph Waltz
as Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio
as Calvin Candie
Walton Goggins
as Billy Crash
Kerry Washington
as Broomhilda
Dennis Christopher
as Leonide Moguy
Laura Cayouette
as Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
M.C. Gainey
as Big John Brittle
Don Johnson
as Big Daddy
Todd Allen
as Dollar Bill
James Remar
as Ace Speck
James Russo
as Dicky Speck
Tom Wopat
as U.S. Marshal Gill Tatum
Jonah Hill
as Bag Head #2
David Steen
as Mr. Stonesipher
Bruce Dern
as Old Man Carrucan
Franco Nero
as Bar Patron
Don Stroud
as Sheriff Bill Sharp
Russ Tamblyn
as Son of a Gunfighter
Amber Tamblyn
as Daughter of Son of a Gunfighter
Cooper Huckabee
as Lil Raj Brittle
Doc Duhame
as Ellis Brittle
Lee Horsley
as Sheriff Gus
Ato Essandoh
as d'Artagnan
Clay Donahue Fontenot
as Big Fred's Opponent
Zoe Bell
as Tracker
Jake Garber
as Tracker
Ted Neeley
as Tracker
James Parks
as Tracker
Tom Savini
as Tracker
Michael Parks
as LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
John Jarratt
as LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Quentin Tarantino
as LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
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Audience Reviews for Django Unchained

  • May 31, 2016
    Many filmmakers and directors seem to lose their touch over the course of their careers. Sometimes it seems like they're able to make a few good movies, and as time goes on their works becomes sloppy or uninspired. This is far from the case for Quentin Tarantino, who has, in the past, directed arguably some of the best films ever released in cinemas. With Django Unchained, he continues to showcase what he and his films have become best at: the ability to chose incredible actors to play memorable characters, the smooth incorporation of violence, dialogue, and tension into an interesting plot, and the creation of a setting that is believable and engrossing (if not entirely historically accurate... I'm looking at you Inglourious Basterds.) Django Unchained tells the story of two unlikely friends: a German bounty hunter and his new, recently freed-from-slavery partner, Django. The film follows their adventures into the plantations of the Civil War-era South as they transition from two bounty hunters looking for their next reward to two gentlemen trying to rescue Django's enslaved wife. Now, the thing that stands out most here is the acting from the ensemble cast. And EVERY main actor steals EVERY scene they're in. Jamie Foxx, who plays Django, does a stellar job in his role without a doubt. But he is overshadowed in most of his scenes by Christoph Waltz, and oh does he overshadow him. Waltz establishes himself as one of my favorite actors in the film industry with this film, doing an equally impressive job as his role as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds. His character is funny, interesting, likeable, and badass all at the same time. And that's without speaking of Leonardo DiCaprio's and Samuel L. Jackson's parts in the movie. One word can be used to describe their performances: incredible. When Foxx, Waltz, DiCaprio, and Jackson are all on-screen at once, it's overwhelming in the best possible way. Additionally, Tarantino does a fine job of incorporating the best parts of storytelling into this masterpiece. His trademark tension shows up several times and, of course, what would a Tarantino movie be without the violence we all know him for? The explosions of blood and ridiculous shouting and screaming make their entrance many times throughout the movie at well-placed times. The Civil War-era feel of the movie is also great and feels authentic, and I felt immersed in the time period throughout most of the movie. In short, Django Unchained is one of the best action movies to hit screens in a long time. With incredible acting, an amazing script, and satisfying action, Tarantino reminds us of the way movies should be made with one of his finest works yet.
    Paul F Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2016
    Django goes from slave to cowboy in this film that shows the horrors of slavery while allowing the audience to have a good time simultaneously.
    Sean T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2016
    Despite its violence and constant swearing, it has cool fight scenes and cool bloody effects. It takes a look at the past and we get to see the dark and brutal ways of slavery. The fight scenes are fun to watch and action packed but the film as a whole feels very boring. It's just way to long with way to many brutal scenes. Well it's 100% Quentin Tarantino am I right?
    Tarin P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2016
    Tarantino at his best here. Django Unchained is stylish, deliciously violent and is not afraid to go far in some places. To all those complaining that it's racist, violent and all that, keep in mind that it's just a movie and you're walking into a Tarantino film don't expect it to be care bears and unicorns. Other than that, great film Tarantino, great film!
    Mr N Super Reviewer

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