Early Twitter Reactions from ‘Django Unchained’ Screening


They seem to all cite Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.  No sign of Leo.  Even praise for Don Johnson.  Many saying it’s fantastic.  My interest has just shot up through the roof.  I’ll find out Wednesday.  Read some down below:

Jeff Goldsmith ?@yogoldsmith
From start to finish Django Unchained is a fantastic crowd pleaser. Smartly humorous, great action & dialogue – Definite awards contender!

Jeff Goldsmith ?@yogoldsmith
Interestingly there were many nuanced changes to the leaked script- some minor, some completely new scenes plus cuts as well. Great writing!

Anne Thompson ?@akstanwyck
Django unchained is super violent spaghetti western w/ anachronistic songs. waltz & jackson steal it. All talk & action. 1st screening.

Anne Thompson ?@akstanwyck
Standing ovation for Tarantino at DGA. Taylor hackford doing q and a.

david ehrlich ?@davidehrlich
DJANGO UNCHAINED: holy shite. brutally hilarious spaghetti comedy does for business what Basterds did for war. Best American film of 2012.

Ho. Ly. Crap. #DjangoUnchained! BEYOND BRILLIANT PERFORMANCES! INCREDIBLE Q&A with Mr. Tarantino himself!

D-Dub ?@silkyd67
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s first DGA film, is funny, crazy violent, thoroughly entertaining. Luv that Christoph Waltz

D-Dub ?@silkyd67
Django Unchained: Don Johnson needs to work more. He and Christoph Waltz together..awesome

Lou Lumenick ?@LouLumenick
Just watched what was basically a three-hour homage to BLAZING SADDLES

Julie Seureau ?@IndieJuls
Really happy to have been to the advanced screening of #Django. Christoph Waltz is such an extraordinary actor. He really stole the thunder!

Julie Seureau ?@IndieJuls
#Django was a great film: very bloody but also very funny. The kind of film that makes you laugh about issues you don’t usually laugh at!

Eric Appel ?@erockappel
Well, Django Unchained is fricking incredible. Shit, man. The best. Tarantino is the King! Wow!

joshua cordes ?@yumyumfish
Django Unchained was incredible. And this isn’t just some “I saw it first” shite happening. Hilarious and exciting. Shoe in Best Pic nom.

AnnaMaria DeMara ?@iamBANANNA
Just saw Django Unchained WOW!! Amazzzzzzing – One of His best movies! & Tarantino showed up for Q & A’s

Tarantino’s awesome Django unchained its over 2 1/2 hrs & has the best bloodiest shoot out’s ever, fantastic performances even from Don Johnson & the KKK will never be the same go see it in the dark with strangers

Comment and discuss!

  • just from comments, the stomach is churning and I still know I’m going to see this, hands across the eyes and squirming between bursts of laughter. Thus is my love/hate relationship with Tarantino.

  • JD

    Reaction from Rian Johnson:

    Rian Johnson ‏@rcjohnso
    Django was terrific. DiCaprio blows the roof off the joint.

  • GL

    Well another hit for contention. Is this too late or will the buzz sustain? Is Dicaprio or Jackson or both going to get hardcore campaigned? THIS IS THE BEST AWARD SEASON IN A LONG TIME!


  • NoName

    A 3 hour homage to ‘Blazing Saddles’ one comment says. Does that mean Leo, at one point, says this:

    ‘You’ll all be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost certain Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor’.

  • UBourgeois

    See I’ve been saying y’all haven’t been giving this one enough credit on this site. It’s a real contender. This year’s, well, Inglourious Basterds.

    • Hard to put a film like this higher than 9 or so until it was seen. I don’t think anyone here thought it would fail as likability, it is just better to be cautious with a film like this as far as Oscar predictions go. Basterds did well, but that doesn’t mean every Tarantino film has or will do the same with AMPAS.

  • moviewatcher

    HOLY SH***T!!!
    Has there been ONE flop in this awards season but Hyde Park on Hudson (and perhaps anna karenina)?

    Here’s what I’m worried about… critics will need something to bitch about and so they’ll hate The Hobbit. WHYYYY!?!?!?!

    Anyway, glad that word on Django is so great. Gotta love Taratino…
    Fingers crossed for leo, fingers crossed for leo…

  • beruang ndhut

    Where is DICAPRIO??? everyone said jackson & waltz only. what the hell’s wrong with u, people???!!!!!!

    • koook160 (Robert MacFarlane)

      Maybe, God forbid, he’s not all that great in it?

    • JD

      People have praised Leo. Look at Rian Johson’s twitter

      • koook160 (Robert MacFarlane)

        Ah, just noticed it. Still, Waltz is getting the most praise.

      • rlk

        This is not people. This is one person. And most people on Twitter are Leo silent.

  • Joey Magidson

    Seems to reflect the quality of the script I read…

  • DOA

    From someone who saw the film (@iamBANANA):

    Leo is especially GREAT in the film -not only bc of the changeling character but Tarintino described his research of Candie