james' Review of Django Unchained
A slave is freed by a German bounty hunter, and the two set out to rescue the slave's wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
As per usual, Tarantino manages to spin a greatly entertaining story that's powered by magnificent writing, revels in bloody action, is backed up by a brilliant soundtrack and gives us outstanding performances from everybody. The standouts have to be Leonardo DiCaprio, who is glorious in his portrayal of the flamboyantly villainous Calvin Candie, Samuel L Jackson, as Stephen, Calvin's loyal self-hating house slave and Christoph Waltz, who once more proves why he deserves that 'Best Supporting Actor' nomination. While at one point the film does feel overlong, the next scene rebuffs this and justifies its running time. Another great hit from Tarantino.