First Reactions to Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED Praise the Film’s Strong Humor and Action

     December 2, 2012

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It’s only been three years since writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s last masterwork hit screens, but the wait for his Inglourious Basterds follow-up has nevertheless felt much longer.  At last Django Unchained is set to be unleashed across the country over the upcoming Christmas holiday, but the first screenings of the film took place this past weekend.  Tarantino has yet to make an outright bad movie (the quality of Death Proof may or may not be a point of contention), so hopes have been high for the Western Django Unchained.  Full reviews are still under embargo, but a few well-respected professionals provided some quick reactions on Twitter following the first screenings, and it appears that QT has delivered yet another winner with an especially keen sense of humor.  Moreover, the runtime has been revealed to be a lengthy 2 hours and 40 minutes. Hit the jump to read some reactions.

Industry veteran Anne Thompson, who runs the blog Thompson on Hollywood, singled out the film’s violence and a couple of standout performances:


Looper writer/director Rian Johnson was also at the screening, and he has high marks for Oscar hopeful Leonardo DiCaprio:


An especially encouraging “Tweet Review” came from writer David Ehrlich:


And here are a few other reactions from those who were in attendance:






As the review embargo is still up there’s not much by way of detailed opinions on the film’s merits, but these quick reactions are definitely encouraging.  Look for more on the film closer to release.  Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day.


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