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Django Unchained (2012)

 -  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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Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance. See more »

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Western

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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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$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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First western to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), nearly 45 years earlier, and the first to win an Award for Acting (and in the same category) since Unforgiven (1992), 20 years earlier. The film, along with True Grit (2010) repeated a rare pattern where 20 years earlier, two westerns (the other being Dances with Wolves (1990)) were nominated for Best Picture within two years of each other. See more »

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When Dr. Schultz and Django are riding into Daughtrey, they encounter a young goat herder with a herding staff in his left hand and a leashed goat in his right. In the next shot, the staff is in his right hand, and the goat in his left. 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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Tarantino creates yet another great film!
13 January 2013 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Being a big Tarantino fan, I was exited for this film, and I did not get disappointed! It was fantastic! The film played truly to Tarantino's style and with the use of good music, I felt it was a 'Tarantino film'.

Lets start off with the actors, most of the cast did a great job performing. However, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Leonardo Di Caprio and Kerry Washington stood out the most! When you have all of them in one scene, you know its gonna be a good one! Jamie Foxx did a great job as Django, but didn't shine like the others.

The actual film was amazing! The plot was more complex than it sounds, it's not just 'A slave gets revenge on a plantation owner who has his wife'. There are many other paths the film goes into. The film was longer than most Tarantino films and you start to think, 'Mabye a couple of scenes should have been taken out'. But then it's hard to think of a scene to cut out! I suppose the KKK scene wasn't very relevant, but it was a great scene! This film should not be missed!


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