My least favorite Tarantino film. It’s nearly three hours of torture porn, masquerading as revenge fantasy to avenge slavery.

The incessant violence, screams of people suffering, and depictions of slavers assaulting slaves… they are presented as something we should find entertaining. I suspect they are only entertaining for Tarantino. It doesn’t help that every villain is a caricature rather than a character. The whole affair is flashy but boring after a while, especially by the last act.

With that said: Christoph Waltz is perfectly cast — why does he only give good performances in Tarantino’s films?! And this may be Samuel L. Jackson’s best performance, straddling the line of decency with his depiction of an Uncle Tom.