Tarantino's Django Unchained: The Reviews are in and it's Looking Good

Quentin Tarantino is an exemplary film maker. Not only are his movies infinitely enjoyable, they don't allow for a passive audience. He takes risks with content as well as context and the opening scene of 2009's Inglourious Basterds was a 15 minute conversation, all talk, no action, which requires a fair amount of audience concentration, and is a rare and delightful thing to get right. Tarantino got it right.

Devising difficult chronologies and asking your audience to work things out themselves is also a risk that he has taken repeatedly, and with great success, as in Resevoir Dogs. This time around his potentially controversial offering is Django Unchained, a movie about the 'employment' of a slave in the Deep South as a hitman, on the promise of his ultimate release from slavery. 

Starring Jamie Foxx as Django, Leonardo DiCaprio as the 'good German' who offers the promise of eventual freedom, as well as Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Its team is pretty good, to say the least. The premier was held this evening and preliminary reviews are in, with glowing reports. The Guardian's reviewer Peter Bradshaw gave it a full five out of five stars. He said "I can't wait to see it again." Adding that "Django delivers, wholesale, that particular narcotic and delirious pleasure that Tarantino still knows how to confect in the cinema...  It's as unwholesome, deplorable and delicious as a forbidden cigarette." 

Variety were also really impressed, saying that Tarantino has offered "an immensely satisfying taste of antebellum empowerment packaged as spaghetti-Western homage." The Hollywood Reporter also praises it: "the film makes a point of pushing the savagery of slavery to the forefront but does so in a way that rather amazingly dovetails with the heightened historical, stylistic and comic sensibilities at play." 

It's safe to say, we can't wait to see it. The official US release date is Christmas Day, and January 18th 2013 for the UK.


Contactmusic

Tags: Quentin Tarantino - Jamie Foxx - Leonardo Dicaprio - Samuel L Jackson - Christoph Waltz


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Quentin Tarantino Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Quentin Tarantino

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All