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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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Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance. 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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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$162,804,648 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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The quilt that is on the bed that Broomhilda is thrown onto is an Underground Railroad style. Myth has it that slaves would use quilts to communicate and the Underground Railroad style was saying to "pack up and go". See more »

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Twisted violence from an overrated director with nothing new to say
19 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is nominated for best picture? You got to be kidding me. Where are the sweeping themes, the original ideas, the unique contribution to cinema? This is just a remake of a spaghetti western/blaxploitation movie, with the same old funky soundtrack, the same old movie homages, plot tricks, blood splatter, etc. It was fresh and original in Pulp Fiction, but half a dozen movies later, it is becoming formula. But, wait, I forgot, this is a savage indictment of slavery. Hahahaha. This is movie nerd Tarantino stealing other directors' ideas and painting the world in ludicrously simplistic black-and-white, in Technicolor, so that the bad guys are so detestable you'll cheer graphic violence and mass murder. This time it was slavers, last time it was Nazis, what cliché bad guys will be next? Terrorists? Vampires? In a musical homage? How long can this juvenile director keep spinning the same old blood-spattered revenge theme in a genre remake? This is not cutting edge cinema, folks. Using the N-word does not make you a daring film genius. Now if Quentin spent his multi-million budgets on a movie about, say, a father whose daughter was gunned down in a mass shooting, and goes on a killing spree at the NRA headquarters or a Hollywood studio, I'd be just as disgusted but at least I'd call him original. Well, no, it would be just more twisted cliché, like all Tarantino movies these days.


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