• Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained

Release Date: December 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2013

R |2 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Western

Production Co: A Band Apart

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Intense , Witty , Escape , Rescue , Wife , Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall 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 ReaPhiladelphia 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
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2013)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Best Foreign Language Film - Audience Jury
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2013)
Nominated Sound Editing