The Ziegfeld Theater in New York City rolled out the red carpet Tuesday night (Dec. 11) for a special screening of Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and others.
While the final verdict is still out on the success of the film, many critics are already giving praise to the Quentin Tarantino-directed flick.
“The anecdotal, odyssey-like structure of this long, talky saga could be considered indulgent, but Tarantino injects the weighty material with so many jocular, startling and unexpected touches that it’s constantly stimulating,” wrote Todd McCarthy for The Hollywood Reporter.
The event– hosted by The Weinstein Company with THR, Samsung Galaxy and The Cinema Society– brought out tons of celebs including Zoe Kravitz, John Legend, Phylicia Rashad, 50 Cent and more.
Django Unchained hits theaters nationwide on Dec. 25. Check out a few red carpet arrivals after the jump!
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