In 1858, a bounty hunter named Schultz seeks out a slave named Django and buys him because he needs him to find some men he is looking for. After finding them, Django wants to find his wife, Broomhilda, who along with him were sold separately by his former owner for trying to escape. Schultz offers to help him if he chooses to stay with him and be his partner. Eventually they learn that she was sold to a plantation in Mississippi. Knowing they can’t just go in and say they want her, they come up with a plan so that the owner will welcome them into his home and they can find a way.
Yet another great revenge story by Quentin Tarantino that I’d say is even more investing than the story in Kill Bill. This is at its core a revenge drama, just like Kill Bill, but, what makes me like this movie more is the fact that it’s a Western and the movie switches its tones PERFECTLY! It goes from being sad to serious to over the top violent to hilarious to tension-filled then again to over the top violent and hilarious! The acting is great in this movie. Christoph Waltz, man, that guy is so great! Another well deserved oscar for him! The cinematography is so good as well. This movie is so nice to look at. So well framed and colorful.
I’d say that the only issue I have with the movie is that it could have had a shorter runtime. If 15 minutes or so were cut out of this movie, this would have been a 10/10* movie, but, I’m still giving it a very high 9/10*!
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Runtime: 165 minutes