Django (1966) - Action, Western

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A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 17 out of 96 found boring (17.7%)

One-line Reviews (58)

Django is an excellent little western with a great story and compelling lead character, Franco Nero as Django.

Here the wide-open promise of a broad, sweeping landscape is reduced to dreary patch of mud, a fistful of thin, trail-weary horses and four pathetic, lifeless wooden shacks.

if you can ignore the wretched dubbing- one of the worst outside of Godzilla- it's an enjoyable whirlwind of a spaghetti western .

Probably not at the same level of Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy, but it is still pretty cool and entertaining to watch.

One of the most entertaining films i have ever seen.

That said it's still worth watching.

Everyone is a killer or a hooker, nobody trusts anybody or cares about anything, the only pastimes are torture and murder and the town the action takes place in is an empty, worthless, ramshackle set of buildings situated in a sea of mud.

The whole movie is violent and ark and dirty - and fascinating from the very fist scene to the surprising final showdown.

Django suffers from creaky sets, wobbly cameras, corny dialogue, trite acting and the worst English dubbing I have heard outside a Kung Fu film (unlike the higher budget spaghettis, which typically had one or two American stars, Django's cast is all Italian and Spanish).

However, if you immerse yourself in this film and consider these things with relevance to the time period it becomes a much more compelling and exciting experience that one can enjoy plenty.

The English soundtrack is very bland and cliche ridden, it destroys the movie and turns it into a joke.

But anyway, this is basically a derivative but entertaining Italian western with a heavier than normal dose of violence, such as a man having his ear cut off and fed to him.

It was hard to follow the story and understand the character motivation.

Django bucks the trend and is a fast paced,action packed addition to the genre.

Pretty much like the Dollars Trilogy, I think that this have aged very well, being dynamic and intense enough for the modern audiences.

Much to my pleasure, the film ended up being incredible, and an incredibly satisfying and entertaining experience that shouldn't be missed by any fan of spaghetti westerns.

Despite my complaint about Django's distracting voice, as well as some script gremlins I won't bother getting into, it's still an enjoyable movie.

Not as good as its subsequent reputation might suggest, its unique sense of sadistic violence and the moody atmosphere make it entertaining (and unintentionally humorous) all the same.

The ninety minute movie is a perfect solution to pass a dull evening.

This alone would make it unbearable, if it were not already a poorly produced movie.

Action scenes are stretched out beyond ridicule to the point of boredom where you're blessed if you can fast-forward.

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They both did it in a highly enjoyable way for us viewers, anyway.

It is put together with expert visual marksmanship that captures every shootout so vividly, and every intense conversation so compellingly.

The Bad: the story doesn't emulate 'Per un pugno di dollari' (copied from Yojimbo, inspired in turn from Dashiell Hammett novels), it just keeps the premise to add in cliché after half-baked cliché.

Good start, boring middle, better end .

The first sequence is stunning:our anti-hero,dark-blue dressed,wanders through a muddy wasteland dragging a ominous coffin;then,he kills some Mexicans who were whipping a (very attractive) woman,saving her,and finally,he erases a bunch of "little red-hooded" hobos,that we'll know later that are the henchmen of the main villain,Jackson...

He's a cool character, and his entrance dragging an empty coffin through the mud is a memorable one.

So after watching Sergio Leone's films I was eager to watch some more of genre but all I watched were poor Sergio Leones rip-offs with generic characters and recycled plot lines: the clichéd and dull Navajo Joe, idiotic Sabata and unimpressive and underwhelming A Bullet for the General.

But it's still very entertaining, and it helps that it has a great story.

Italian Film Making at its Worst- BORING .

The film blends violence , blood , shootouts and it is fast moving except for the saloon's episode that's a little bit slow-moving .

This is my first in a new series of reviews on spaghetti westerns, i am starting with Django since it is one of the greatest spaghetti westerns ever and i really enjoyed it.

An enjoyable key entry in the spaghetti western sub-genre .

It is widely acknowledged that the man who launched the entire Spaghetti Western genre was Sergio Leone and indeed his films are the best ones ever made in terms of operatic violence and story (The Dollar Trilogy is gripping and Once Upon A Time in the West is an epic and powerful western).

Problem with the movie is there's essentially no plot and very little action.

Although it doesn't even begin to compare to Sergio Corbucci's brilliant, fascinating "The Grand Silence", or his much more light-hearted "Compañeros", as far as my personal preferences go, "Django" is a deservedly well-known genre piece that succeeds on its own terms.

)Sporting stunning production design by Carlo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) Simi, Django takes place in a sea of mud, an adequate setting for the film's villains: a gang of hood-wearing sadists whose appearance and behaviour recall the Klu-Klux Klan.

If a steady diet of ricocheting bullets, heavy drinking and utterly pointless double-crossery is what you're hungry for, by all means chow down - this is ninety solid minutes of just that with little variation.

This movie have predictable and boring plot.

" That pretty much sums up the place "Django" holds in the cinematic legacy of director Sergio Corbucci, a fascinating talent frequently too self-indulgent for his own good.

Very enjoyable.

I think the film's only major flaw is in the middle where it starts to drag a bit but things pick up in the suspenseful and violent ending.

It is an exciting western co-produced by Italy/Spain with breathtaking showdown between the starring and his enemies .

After seeing the film, i must say that it was quite enjoyable and worth checking out.

Whilst at the same time, the dialogue is preposterously banal.

Unfortunately he is dubbed with a pretty monotone voice in the English language versions which is a shame.

Django himself is an exciting character, with a lot of depth being shown without delving into tedious back-story.

Directing is contrived, and any semblance of acting is stagy to say the least.

Corbucci's "Django" is a triumph of style over substance (go ahead and disagree, it's not even really a criticism), and well worth watching.

Anyone who likes Leone that's thinking of investing in this so-called pillar of the genre, don't waste your time.

"Django" had many of the elements which I usually love from spaghetti western films, such as the great action, the fascinating characters and the great music.

The story is fairly straightforward, employing the same ambiguity used by Leone to keep the viewer guessing which side Django is actually batting for, but unfortunately it is also relentlessly dull after the opening ten minutes.

All of which is suitably captured by Enzo Barboni's reliable cinematography, resulting in a solidly entertaining movie experience marred slightly with some lazy characterisation and a functional yet somewhat formulaic plot.

Corbucci utilizes a lot of facial close ups to add to dramatic story elements that are very enjoyable to watch.

Luis Bacalov's spirited moody score does the rousing trick.

I thought there wouldn't be any good ones but then a stumbled across Django (1966) which defied all my exceptions, true it reuses all the genre conventions and elements: sadistic bad guys, fallen woman, revenge theme, aggressive violence and a tough seemingly unbeatable hero but Sergio Corbucci creates an original and fresh Western that boasts lots of thrilling action, a fast paced plot, some shocking violence and some nice aspects (a coffin with a machine gun in, making the hero vulnerable and never letting the tension slag).

Even in the most exciting of moments, that monotone voice never waivers.