Django Unchained

Review by Aaron M

In Django Unchained, a former slave trains under Dr. King Schultz  in order to become a bounty hunter. Instead of being trained, he finds himself on a mission to rescue his wife from the hands of Calvin Candie. Calvin Candie is a ruthless plantation owner.


The movie is set two years before the civil war and happened in the Deep South.  Django, played by Jamie Foxx is a slave. He is rescued by Dr. King Schultz, a German-born dentist and bounty hunter. Dr. Schultz has been on the hunt of the infamous Brittle brothers and needs Django’s help to capture and kill them. He trains Django to become a bounty hunter like himself. Django is successful in his attempt to hunt down the ruthless killers and as promised is freed from slavery.


Django is separated from his wife Broomhilda and loses his wife to the slave trade. He is forced into slavery by his vicious owners. He must free his with the help of his mentor from the clutches of an evil plantation owner called Calvin Candie.

Calvin Candie, played by Leornado DiCaprio is the owner of ‘Candyland’. Candyland is a disreputable plantation. Django and Dr. Schultz manage to locate the plantation. Unfortunately, they arouse the suspicion of Calvin’s trusted house slave. They must evade capture in order to successfully free Broomhilda.

The movie is directed by Quentin Tarantino and he has has done it again. The movie takes the audience back in time with a fictional story taking place in a historical era like “Inglorious Basterds”. The movie took place in 1858 which makes this Mr. Tarantino’s first western genre film. Django Unchained is a masterpiece movie.

Oscar Nominations:

1) Best Picture

2) Best Supporting Actor, Christoph Waltz

3) Best Original Screenplay, Quentin Tarantino

4) Best Cinematography, Robert Richardson

5) Best Sound Editing, Wylie Stateman

Related News & Articles:

1) ‘Django’ Strikes Gold, Movie Talk

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6 Responses to Django Unchained

  1. Wolfgang S says:

    Love watching Tarantino movies, they are a bit on the violent side but they do have very good stories.

  2. Russel says:

    Decent plot but can be a bit slow at times, resulting in an almost 3-hour running time. Jamie Foxx is great, but it’s supporting actors. The supporting cast made this movie memorable. Otherwise, it’s just your typical Quentin Tarantino flick filled with a massive body count plus over-the-top violence.

  3. Rick C says:

    I honestly thought this movie is good but not great. Leonardo Dicaprio brought this movie down a bit as he is not a very convincing enough as a bad guy. The movie has a little too much gore and violence, typical Tarantino movie.

  4. Steve says:

    I love this movie, the KKK scene is so funny.

  5. Dolly May says:

    This is a typical Tarantino movie. Like the other movies he directed it has a lot of violence.

    • Lily says:

      I agree this is a typical Tarantino movie. Just like his previous movies it has a lot of violence but it is really nicely done.

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