Review: Django Unchained (2012)

Quentin Tarantino digs in to the darker side of American history with Django Unchained, a vitriolic attack on the slave trade masquerading as a homage to the spaghetti western genre. In the same way that Inglourious Basterds rewrote history to provide bloody retribution for the persecuted and right a hideous injustice, so Django does the same for slavery. It marks an interesting new phase in Tarantino’s work, one where content is of equal, if not greater, importance than style. That’s not to say this is any more accomplished than his best works – there’s a good argument to be made for it being a little too long – but it’s as nerve-jangling and violently OTT as anything the writer-director has delivered before.

Full review: Django Unchained | Cinema Review | Film @ The Digital Fix

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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