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A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this western from visionary director Quentin Tarantino. Two years before the Civil War pits brother-against-brother, German-born fugitive hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz) arrives in America determined to capture the outlaw Brittle Brothers dead or alive. In the midst of his search, Dr. Schultz crosses paths with Django (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and skilled tracker who seeks to rescue his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Once Django has aided Dr. Schultz in capturing the Brittle Brothers, the two team up to capture some of the most wanted men in the South. Meanwhile, Django never loses sight of his mission to free Broomhilda from the treacherous lave trade before it's too late. Upon arriving at Candie's nefarious plantation, dubbed Candyland, Django and Dr. Schultz discover that slaves are being groomed for gladiator-like competitions by Candie's malevolent right-hand man Ace Woody (Kurt Russell), and skillfully work their way onto the compound for a closer look. But just as Django and his partner locate Broomhilda and plot a daring escape, Candie's house slave Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson) catches wind of their plan, and informs his master of the betrayal. Now, as a clandestine organization attempts to back them into a corner, Django and Dr. Schultz will have to come out pistols blazing if they ever hope to free Broomhilda from Candyland and the clutches of its vile proprietor.
mildly entertaining, a bit too long.
Really a lot better than I expected
Amazing and Wild!
Tarantino is officially the most talented glorifier of death. Fantastic cast.
I friggin love Tarantino films. He takes the most unlikely subject, squashes together crazy juxtapositions, great music, intensely interesting acting and spins gold. A slightly lesser film than "Basterds" but super fun nonetheless. Work faster, Quentin!
Over the top violence in a black western comedy in the south of the USA.
Not nearly as good as QT's previous revenge film, Inglourious Basterds, but wildly entertaining none the less. Worth it alone just for the performances of the main actors (Jamie Foxx, Leo DiCaprio, and Christoph Waltz).