Friday 18 January 2013

Review: Django Unchained

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

Django Unchained Poster

Django Unchained
Cert: 18 / 165 mins / Dir. Quentin Tarantino

As a Tarantino apologist, I'm prepared to forgive how self-indulgent Django is, but I can imagine many won't. It's not as consistently engaging as Inglourious, but when this movie works it's positively on-fire. Waltz and DiCaprio are good, but Foxx and Jackson are outstanding.

Despite three very distinct acts, the narrative feels like it's playing second-fiddle to quotable lines and messy gunshots.
The fans will love it, but everyone else?

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

*1 When Don Johnson's raiding party are on the retreat. Fucking ace!

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