December 24, 2012 1:00 PM

‘Django Unchained’: Shackled in tedium | 2 stars

Coming off 2009’s brilliant “Inglourious Basterds,” Quentin Tarantino hopes to revamp the Western as successfully as he did the war film. Instead, “Django Unchained” becomes an epic mess. A cool premise is routinely thwarted by a capricious, unsatisfying script.

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