Django Unchained - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Django Unchained Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
July 16, 2016
...Tarantino being Tarantino, he doesn't just make a big, violent, sprawling western filled gunfights and clever talk and driven by revenge and Old Testament justice.
Jason Bailey
June 21, 2016
The movie moves, with crispness and intelligence, arriving at the most purely satisfying conclusion we could possibly ask for. Audiences are going to eat that last reel up. I know I did.
Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times
June 14, 2016
Waltz gives a great performance, mixing an outwardly genial demeanor with sudden bursts of violence, and a surprisingly kind heart for someone in a Tarantino film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Pinkerton
Sight and Sound
June 14, 2016
The horror that Django Unchained expresses isn't of slavery, finally, but of a filmmaker attempting historical tragedy while shackled by his own supercilious persona.
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
One of the year's best films.
J. Olson
April 9, 2016
It's not until the third act that we experience a catharsis of violence, and when it happens, it's just not rooted in the reality of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Stone
July 31, 2015
By the end, Django is a hero for his times: the D is silent, but nothing else is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
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
Top Critic
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."
| 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
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
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
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