Django Unchained is one of the AFI’s 10 best movies for 2012 and was nominated for Best Picture.
I’m don’t think it’s one of the 10 best movies from last year or that it was a “BEST PICTURE” movie but I did enjoy it.
It’s basically your typical Quentin Tarantino movie—lots of swearing, lots of blood, lots of violence and lots of clever dialogue.
As you probably know, many of his movies are his take on a particular genre, and this is the Quentin Tarantino version of a western. Django is a slave who becomes a free man and bounty hunter thanks to an encounter with a bounty hunter who’s after three men that Django can identify. Django could use the money (and, obviously, the freedom) because he’s trying to find and save his wife, who was sold to one of the world’s worst people.
This is a fun movie (if you have a strong stomach—it’s very violent) but I don’t think it’s one of the best ones from last year.