Three and a half years after offering his own cracked version of World War II with "Inglorious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino has tackled pre-Civil War slavery with "Django Unchained," his sweeping seventh film, to be released wide on Christmas Day. The auteur's latest opus might just be his most idiosyncratic work yet: a Western set in the Deep South, with an immaculate romance taking place during hideous inhumanities, "Django Unchained" contains pulse-pounding action, potboiler dialogue and enough dazzling performances to stuff an Oscar ballot.
But don't take our word for it: just look at the facts. Check out our list of the 10 reasons to see "Django Unchained," and see if you're ready for Jamie Foxx and co. to rip through theaters next week. And don't worry, there's nary a spoiler in sight.