Django Unchained Friday, 03 April 2020

Django Unchained

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and themes.

  • The pitch:

    Brutal depiction of a black period in American civil history by the master of wanton violence.

  • Starring:

    Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, John Jarratt, Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino

  • Directed by:

    Quentin Tarantino

  • Running time:

    165 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)


    A high level of violence persists throughout the film. Expect to see people and (less commonly) horses shot at close-range, mid-range and long-range with rifles, double-barrel shotguns or pistols. People are whipped, mutilated, branded, eye-gouged. Fist-fighting is to the death. Hair-pulling, breaking bones, fatal hammer blow. Screaming in pain and pleas for mercy are heard. A man is savaged by dogs. A raiding Ku Klux Klan mob is seen. Scars from whippings, beatings and brandings are seen. Slaves are seen bound in ankle chains. Punishment by solitary confinement (locked in a box in the ground). Violent concepts are mentioned or discussed. These include: shooting, murder, dragon-slaying, hellfire, torture, intention to kill, bounty hunting, mutilation, beatings, prostitution, slave trade/auctions. Theft, execution, explosions, whipcracks, public ridicule, yelling, arguing, arson. A human skull is mutilated. Blood/gore: Lots of blood and flesh splatter (a busload of haemophiliacs crashing into a blood bank would be less bloody). Freshly slaughtered chickens are shown.


    A woman is seen naked; one breast is exposed. A naked man is shot. Kissing. Sexual banter and innuendo.


    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails, fortified wine). Smoking (pipes, cigarettes, cigars).


    Heavy use of f-word and n-word, s-words, b*tch, derogatory insults and name-calling.


    Slavery, violence, brutality, revenge, racial warfare, slaughter, killing for money, servitude, emancipation, freedom, partnership, deception.


    Animal pelts are worn. Spitting. A brief exchange in German dialogue is subtitled.


    Solid performances, retro credits and graphics, great soundtrack, Tarantino demonstrates his technical prowess as director. Daring and brave.


    Long running time. Inexplicable use of Australian accents. Gratuitously violent. Self-indulgent, flamboyant.

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