Movie Review: Django Unchained

imageQuentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (D+) just isn’t funny or insightful enough to get away with tackling American slavery. It’s difficult to juxtapose the brutality of heatboxes and lynchings with Quentin’s quips. Christopher Waltz is awesome, Jamie Foxx is wasted as a silent type and Leonardo DiCaprio misfires a bit as the three primary players in this revisionist Western. Everything that worked in Inglorious Basterds doesn’t really resonate this time around in this mileu, and the final hour devolves into tedium beyond belief.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 2012

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