Year of Release: 2012
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Approx. Running Time: 166 minutes
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out Of 5)
From Back Cover:
LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF VENGEANCE
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and featuring an award-winning cast, Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a slave who teams up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to seek out the South's most wanted criminals with the promise of Django's freedom. Honing vital hunting skills, his one goals is to find and rescue the wife (Kerry Washington) he lost to the slave trade long ago. When their search ultimately leads to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) the infamous and brutal proprieter of "Candyland," they arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Now their moves are marked and they must stay one step ahead of his treacherous organization.
A highly entertaining - if rather long - revenge flick full of over-the-top violence and very memorable characters. The whole cast turns in great performances, though I feel that Waltz was the least impressive of the bunch and yet he got an Oscar for it. DiCaprio and Jackson really shine here as the film's villains. Probably more 4.5 stars than 4.
2012 (Year of Release)