Review: Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ is As Cool As You’d Expect

We finally have Quentin Tarantino’s Western, and it’s every bit as violent, profane, and wondrously enjoyable as we’d hoped for. Borrowing the name from the auteur’s favorite spaghetti Western, Django Unchained is a rare Western about a freed slave who takes on the system the slave-owners have set up, and as with his films before, Tarantino breaks and bends the rules of classic and familiar storytelling while pushing the envelope with style and subject matter. His latest is just as cool as the rest of his filmography, and though the film doesn’t stand out as one of his best, it is certainly an awesome time worth having. The Django of the title, played by Jamie Foxx, is a slave in the Deep South, living the life of walking in chains until he is freed by one Dr. King Schultz, naturally played by Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Schultz, as Django …

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