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Quentin Tarantino’s return to the silver screen after the slightly boring-in-parts ‘Inglorious Basterds is filled to the brim with the oddities of the man we have come to love over the years. It is a brilliant return to form, complete with swashbuckling heroes of the Western and which all culminates, almost climaxes in a slave plantation in 1858. The movie reeks of trademark Tarantino, of superbly directed and managed scenes, of flying limbs and of blood spurting out of other parts, of hammers and double barrels. Of course, the fact that he has managed to assemble a crew of extremely gifted actors is by no means, a disadvantage. Christopher Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kerry Washington have all acted out of their skins in this flick, not to mention Samuel L Jackson, as the servant Stephens to Leonardo Di Caprio, who has created a master-piece. I would not mind placing my bets on Jackson’s portrayal of the servant-elder to be a yard-stick for many actors to judge their performances by.
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