Being a huge Tarantino fan I couldn't wait to see this movie. Me and the wife went to see a matinee yesterday afternoon and I chose this movie. Right from the beginning you can tell its a Tarantino flick. It's a long movie, like most his are, at 2:45. It kept me entertained the whole time though. If you don't like a overly gory movies then don't watch. I feel it was probably an accurate description of who some slave owners treated their slaves, which is a shame. I would definitely recommend this movie, but the effects aren't such that it must be seen in the theaters, a simple rental on Netflix or through your cable provider will work. Also there are a few pipe smoking scenes which made this a 5/5 for me. Hope you enjoy.