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Django Unchained  


Django: Jamie Foxx
Dr. King Schultz: Christoph Waltz
Calvin Candie: Leonardo DiCaprio
Broomhilda: Kerry Washington
Stephen: Samuel L. Jackson
Review December 2012

In 2009, Quentin Tarantino delivered his finest effort with Inglourious Basterds, a genre blending, fictionalized tale of Jewish Allied soldiers out to assassinate Nazi leaders. Now, 3 years later, he sets his aim on slave owners in Django Unchained, a spaghetti western set in America's Deep South. Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, and Kerry Washington, the film depicts the story of a freed slave (Foxx) who travels across America with a German dentist turned bounty hunter (Waltz) to rescue his wife (Washington) from a sadistic plantation owner (DiCaprio). With influences ranging from grindhouse to kung fu, Django has tremendous style and stellar performances along with a pulp pounding soundtrack. All are hallmarks of Tarantino, whose bold ideas, cheeky humor, and graphic violence make Django Unchained a guilty pleasure. Wildly provocative, Django is a revenge film best served cold.

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