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Rated R · 165 minutes · 2012

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Well, look, it's just good practice to ignore the Golden Globe nominations whenever possible. This year is no exception: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is in the running for a Best Picture award. Not that Django Unchained isn't entertaining, but it got a massive amount of good news when the Globe nominations were announced. It's minor Quentin Tarantino, to be sure, another revenge flick in a long line of them. Freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) goes on a warpath with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), culminating in a lot of bloodshed over Django's wife (Kerry Washington). Great fun in spots, a little heavier on the n-word than it really needs to be to get any point across, and not as tightly spun as Tarantino's scripts are when they're really cooking, Django Unchained may get some consideration here and there, but it's far from a Best anything.


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Official Site: unchainedmovie.com
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, James W. Skotchdopole and Shannon McIntosh
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel Jackson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, David Steen, Dana Gourrier, Nichole Galicia, Laura Cayouette, Sammi Rotibi, Donahue Fontenot, Escalante Lundy, Miriam Glover, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern, Tom Wopat, Don Stroud, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, M.C. Gainey, Cooper Huckabee, Doc Duhame, Jonah Hill and Lee Horsley

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East Bay Express The Ten Best Movies of 2012 This year, it was all about genre. by Kelly Vance 12/26/2012
Creative Loafing Atlanta Holiday Movie Guide for 2012 Bloody vengeance, midlife crises, and loud songs in close-up? It must be that time of year. by Curt Holman 12/19/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent Race to the top: Django Unchained Tarantino spins a dark fantasia of the pre-Civil War South that is hilarious, ferocious, shocking and wise. by MaryAnn Johanson 12/26/2012
Memphis Flyer Tarantino, Unhinged Slave-era revenge fantasy Django Unchained goes wayward. by Chris Herrington 12/20/2012
Indy Week Django Unchained Tarantino's new film is a pulp fantasy of the antebellum South in which a black man avenges slavery by killing a lot of white people. by David Fellerath 12/26/2012
Chicago Reader Black and white and read all over As a radical account of American slavery, Django Unchained pales in comparison to Uncle Tom's Cabin by Tal Rosenberg 12/28/2012
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Charleston City Paper Though meandering, Django Unchained is ultimately entertaining Saluting the spaghetti western in his own inimitable way, Quentin Tarantino continues to merge genres while inventing a new language of cinema in Django Unchained. by Isaac Weeks 12/19/2012

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