Django Unchained movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film is very violent, but is entertaining and good for older teens. Jamie Foxx stars in this Tarantino Western tale featuring slavery.


When Django, a slave, is freed with the help of a German bounty-hunter, he sets out to rescue his wife from a heard-hearted plantation owner.

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Movie details

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Release Date (Australia): 24 January 2013
Runtime: 165 minutes/2h 45m
Genre: Western, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Language: English, German

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film contains strong themes of slavery, racism and torture.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains multiple depictions of shootings that are accompanied by very large sprays and spurts of blood.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains frequent use of the word “n****r”, in addition to aggressive use of the words “f**k”, “goddamn” and “s**t”.

Nudity (M)

The film features very brief depictions of full frontal male nudity and female breast nudity.

Sex (PG)

The film features mild sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

R (for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Tarantino’s brutal Western tale certainly maintains the sense of time-dragging acts, but it’s consistently worth an exhilarating blast of style. Owning a winning sense of humour, extreme amounts of blood and an epically performed story, what kind of Tarantino fans wouldn’t love Django Unchained?

It’s very similar to most of the director’s other films; there’s brutality, language and a heavy theme. But unfortunately, this flick doesn’t shy away from how unnecessarily prolonged and extended some of the scenes are. It’s entertaining, but would honestly be better with subtracting around and hour. It’s pretty clear that if you adore Quentin Tarantino’s style, you’ll appreciate this messy but moving story. Luckily, there’s so much more than the draggy kind of pace.

Waltz, DiCaprio, and Jackson are constantly amazing! The direction and writing is usually decent and every other element, such as the effects and music, is simply staggering. Although Django Unchained is another likeable tale relating to slavery, it’s not enough to identify as the masterpiece other critics have stated it is.

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