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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Wake up, people. Tarantino lives to cross the line. Is Django Unchained too much? Damn straight. It wouldn't be Tarantino otherwise. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The most consistently entertaining movie of 2012. It's 165 minutes long and shouldn't be a minute shorter, a film of surprises, both in story and in casting, and of moments of agonizing, teased-out tension. The dialogue is dazzling. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    There's an epic spaghetti Western feel to Quentin Tarantino's latest action/comedy/romance hybrid that is by turns dazzling, daring, gruesome and astonishingly funny. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The film doesn't play it safe, so neither will I. Instead, I'll say that it finds Mr. Tarantino perched improbably but securely on the top of a production that's wildly extravagant, ferociously violent, ludicrously lurid and outrageously entertaining, yet also, remarkably, very much about the pernicious lunacy of racism and, yes, slavery's singular horrors. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Is Django Unchained about race and power and the ugly side of history? Only as much as "Inglourious Basterds" was about race and power and the ugly side of history. It's a live-action, heads-exploding, shoot-'em-up cartoon. Sometimes it crackles, and sometimes it merely cracks. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Just when we thought Quentin Tarantino had shown us all the cojones he has, in rides Django Unchained. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Only Tarantino could come up with such a wild cross-cultural mash, a smorgasbord of ingredients stemming from spaghetti Westerns, German legend, historical slavery, modern rap music, proto-Ku Klux Klan fashion, an assembly of '60s and '70s character actors and a leading couple meant to be the distant forebears of blaxploitation hero John Shaft and make it not only digestible but actually pretty delicious. show more

  • 60
    Alison Willmore Movieline

    The film also comes across like a rough cut that was never looked at as a coherent whole, and some segments that start off as promising become interminable while others feel entirely unnecessary. There's no pressure on or expectation for Tarantino to please anyone other than himself, and the film feels overstuffed with ideas that should have been pruned. show more

  • 90
    NPR

    Django Unchained is by turns exhilarating, hilarious, horrifying and poetic. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What Tarantino has is an appreciation for gut-level exploitation film appeal, combined with an artist's desire to transform that gut element with something higher, better, more daring. His films challenge taboos in our society in the most direct possible way, and at the same time add an element of parody or satire. show more

  • April 19, 2014 grfenwick
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    Are all of you on drugs...you must be.....This movie is an atrosity. Everyone involved should be banned from the industry....have we not learned anything? Slavery was a sin and anyone who makes money off if it should be tarred and feathered....Shame on Foxx and and Jackson.

  • May 17, 2013 nq00000000150206
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    unbelievable movie great storyline best ending

  • May 11, 2013 ff00000000148605
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    awesome movie..... I was waiting for something like that for few years.... Tarantino... never letting down :)

  • May 04, 2013 bd00000000148565
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    I think all the critics and people who gave this movie even 4 stars were smoking crack! The whole movie was cheesy and the best actor out of all the characters only has a relatively small part considering this movie was almost 3 hours long. Terrible movie and am quite upset with Tarantino for wasting my life in such a pitiful fashion!!!!!!!

  • April 23, 2013 rs00000000146656
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    Quentin Tarantino did a great job at entertaining us. The score was interesting & perfect for this movie. It was2:37 minutes but I won\'t say long because it held our attention the Whole Way Through. Could watch it again. His best yet!!!

  • April 16, 2013 ob00000000145064
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    This is a ********** movie. It\'s pretty long but the action is non-stop. You wont *************** this movie.

  • March 20, 2013 Philip
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    WITHOUT QUESTION THE BEST MOVIE EVER !! BETTER THAN ALL THREE STAR WARS,EVERGREEN, SCARFACE & ON & ON.. COOL MUSIC USE. IT HAS EVERYTHING W/O CAR CRASHES. HONOR LOVE EHTICS & MOST OF ALL WADDA WE GO TO THE MOVIES FOR??? THE BEST EVER ENTERTAINMENT...,

  • March 18, 2013 Daniel
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    Great cast and storyline. Another triumph from Quentin Tarantino.

  • March 23, 2013 ry00000000139182
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    I would like to know who is the gentleman eating breakfast at the balcony with Ms. Lolly. Is it Billy Crash? I really enjoy the movie. I love the music.

  • February 22, 2013 ggblu
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    This movie is excellent, using one hundred stars. Five is just not enough.

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