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Django Unchained (2012)

R  |   |  Western  |  25 December 2012 (USA)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner. Written by BenLobel

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The "D" is Silent. Payback Won't Be. See more »

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Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Django sin cadenas  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,122,888 (USA) (28 December 2012)

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$162,804,648 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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During the filming of one of the dinner scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio had to stop the scene because he was having "a difficult time" using so many racial slurs. Samuel L. Jackson then pulled him aside telling him, "Motherfucker, this is just another Tuesday for us." See more »

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Calvin Candie drinks a tropical drink through a straw. Straws were not sold commercially until 1888, although hollow reeds were used as straws before then. However, the straw in the film does not appear to be a reed. See more »

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Dicky Speck: [Cocks rifle] Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
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a big bore
2 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Critics are giving Tarantino way too much credit for saying anything meaningful in this film. His references to 60's spaghetti westerns or 70's black exploitation films don't go beyond cheesy film titles and the interpolation of icky songs on the sound track - the social relevance of these films could hardly matter to him; he doesn't have much to say about slavery, other than it was bad; his emotional palette ranges from revenge to more revenge - anything else is beyond him; his lengthy dialog scenes are becoming predictable -dull, too-cute. The only real difference between the films Tarantino is emulating and his film is a fetish for mixing violence with comedy. I can't help but think that Tarantino sees himself as a liberal-cool-auteur-artist; but it is pretty easy to see through what critics call his social 'deepening' as a recent tendency to patronize: Jews kicking ass (last film) and Black slaves taking care of business (this film).

He also might consider finding a good editor with his next film. The editing here is atrocious, and the length interminable. In addition, could he locate better camera angles to make his boring dialog less boring? (perhaps nothing could do that).

Viewers unfamiliar with Tarantino might find this film weird; his fans will find it amazing; his detractors will find it boring and emotionally juvenile.


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