Several weeks after warning against movie violence, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today spoke approvingly of Django Unchained, which one critic called " arguably the most violent movie in [director Quentin] Tarantino’s bloodstained oeuvre."
"As America shapes its future it struggles with its past – a past in which equality was our principle but not always our practice. Two of the Best Picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards – `Lincoln' and `Django Unchained' – offered cinematic treatments of the legacy of our nation’s darkest institution. One film presents an unvarnished view of the evils of slavery. The other depicts our difficult journey to end slavery." -- Harry Reid, remarks at Rosa Parks statue unveiling, February 27, 2013.