Parents' Guide to

Django Unchained

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Tarantino's slavery tale is uneven and brutal but brilliant.

Movie R 2012 165 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 2+

Yes Common Sense, Slavery Was Violent

All of the violent acts against slaves happened. As a black man I respect this film for being so honest and this should be required viewing for everyone.
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age 13+


Let me start of by saying that 4 stars for sex is ridiculous and there is no sex in this movie at all. The truth is there are many movies worse then this, and if you have a teenager they have probably seen a lot worse without you knowing. It is bloody but it's nothing a teenager can't handle and there isn't a lot of action either. There is language like the N word and the F word to. Overall common SENCE really overeacted and this is a great movie I highly recommend it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33):
Kids say (107):

Oddly, the rather blank, stoic Django is the least interesting character in this violent, somewhat uneven film. In his previous film, Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino told a masterfully sprawling story of WWII, bending history willy-nilly to find a more truthful center. DJANGO UNCHAINED is even longer and more sprawling but with a much simpler story and themes. It doesn't quite fit. The movie has long, flabby stretches that scream for the cutting-room floor, while the bursts of violence often feel outsized and misplaced.

But occasionally the movie unexpectedly slips into brilliance. These moments are mostly centered around talking and negotiating, which also explains why the quiet hero doesn't always work. But actors Waltz, DiCaprio, and Jackson are all mesmerizing on more than one occasion. Somehow, Django Unchained finally manages to raise some interesting questions, mainly about slavery and how it has historically been depicted (or not depicted) in movies.

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