I know Quentin Tarantino turns a lot of people off. His films are always extremely violent and some say, too far over the top, but I like most of his films. As far as revenge films go, this one is among my favorites. It is a bit long, but it went by quickly for me. I’m a big fan of Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz so that made it even better. For those who like some of Quentin’s movies, this one has plenty of bloodshed, but it’s done in an artistic way, if you can even call it that. I believe it’s usually referred to as stylistic violence, but not like you see in kung-fu or typical Hollywood movies. It’s not the usual blood-pump and gore that Quentin usually employs in his films.
Django (Jamie Foxx) and his wife (Kerry Washington) were slaves. They were separated years before the movie begins. Django is purchased by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and subsequently freed, as long as he agrees to help the bounty hunter with one more job. Django then convinces the bounty hunter to help him find and free his wife.
I don’t want to give anything away so all I can say is, if you like any of Quentin Tarantino’s films, you have to see this one.
Review by: Jim