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?
Fairly.


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


Does it achieve what it sets out to do?
Almost.


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


Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?
No.


Will I watch it again?
Yes.


Is there a Wilhelm Scream?
YES!*1.


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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