...but it is difficult in this case. Tarantino is a method director. The film is a lot of film school stuff. The acting was only so-so. The violence is cartoon violence ... the IMPLIED violence is much more effective and the movie was at its best in those moments. The contemporary music didn't do much for me, but I did laugh. It detracted from the movie, as did the M-F word, Samuel L.s famous line... just not appropriate for 1858.... as were many other lines in the script. The director's use of words, aka sub-titles was also distracting. The usual expected from him. I wasn't exactly dragged to this movie as I love the actors individually, just not in this movie. I can see why they were passed over for awards. If there's an award for gratuitous violence, this movie will win it. Oh yeah, more of Hollywood telling me how bad slavery was.... as if we didn't know our forefathers were ethnic cleansing European morons.