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Django Unchained [DVD] [Canadian]
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A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this western from visionary director Quentin Tarantino. Two years before the Civil War pits brother-against-brother, German-born fugitive hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz) arrives in America determined to capture the outlaw Brittle brothers dead or alive. In the midst of his search, Dr. Schultz crosses paths with Django (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and skilled tracker who seeks to rescue his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Once Django has aided Dr. Schultz in coralling the Brittle brothers, the two team up to capture some of the most wanted men in the South. Meanwhile, Django never loses sight of his mission to free Broomhilda from the treacherous slave trade before it's too late. Upon arriving at Candie's nefarious plantation, dubbed Candyland, Django and Dr. Schultz discover that slaves are being groomed for gladiator-like competitions by Candie's malevolent right-hand man Billy Crash (Walton Goggins), and together they skillfully work their way onto the compound for a closer look. But just as Django and his partner locate Broomhilda and plot a daring escape, Candie's house slave Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson) catches wind of their plan, and informs his master of the betrayal. Now, as a clandestine organization attempts to back them into a corner, Django and Dr. Schultz will have to come out with pistols blazing if they ever hope to free Broomhilda from Candyland and the clutches of its vile proprietor.
Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Leonardo Di, Caprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel, L. Jackson, Walton Goggins
5 stars out of 5 -- "DJANGO UNCHAINED, writer-director Quentin Tarantino's latest film, is in many ways also his best film, combining his maniacal style of mashed-up fragments from the cultural canon with a seriousness of intent that turns DJANGO into a discussion of both pop and politics."
"Tarantino injects the weighty material with so many jocular, startling and unexpected touches that its constantly stimulating."
"There's something inarguably rousing about Tarantino's exuberant revisionist history, about the way he rewrites wretched eras in the past so that those who suffered are able to have their bloody revenge."
"In DJANGO, Tarantino is a man unchained, creating his most articulate, intriguing, provoking, appalling, hilarious, exhilarating, scathing and downright entertaining film yet."
Los Angeles Times
"[I]t finds Mr. Tarantino perched improbably but securely on the top of a production that's wildly extravagant, ferociously violent, ludicrously lurid and outrageously entertaining..."
Wall Street Journal
"It is digressive, jokey, giddily brutal and ferociously profane. But it is also a troubling and important movie about slavery and racism."
New York Times
"What it does have is Samuel L. Jackson in a pinpoint performance..."
"DJANGO UNCHAINED feels throughout like a Southern-fried American companion piece to INGLORIOUS BASTERDS."
"DJANGO sees Tarantino pulling apart the genre iconography and gluing it back together asa postmodern Franken-western."
3.5 out of 4 stars -- "There's an epic spaghetti Western feel to Quentin Tarantino's latest action/comedy/romance hybrid that is by turns dazzling, daring, gruesome and astonishingly funny."
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Unchain Tarantino and you get a jolt of pure cinema, dazzling, disreputable and thrillingly alive."
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