Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A classic Tarantino genre-blending thrill ride, Inglourious Basterds is violent, unrestrained, and thoroughly entertaining.

Tom Charity

Waltz will be unknown to most American audiences -- he was certainly unknown to me -- but he's nothing less than sensational as the silky, polyglot SS officer charged by the Fuhrer to root out the remaining Jews in France.

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Jonathan F. Richards

Its biggest flaw, though, for those who care about such things, may be its moral attitude. That might seem a stodgy thing to bring up in the context of a Quentin Tarantino movie, but it takes such center stage that it needs to be examined.

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David Keyes

A smart, sophisticated and perplexing blend of wisdom and attitude that takes bold risks, sneers at convention and then still has enough audacity to rewrite the history books for one last daring climax.

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Laremy Legel

Like a bat to the head, it's not too subtle, but you can't help but watch.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Landa is such a wily and despicable concoction that, in movie terms, he's almost impossible not to like. And therein lies part of my problem with this movie.

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Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot

In this film, WWII was settled in a movie theater -- a notion that obviously feels appropriate to anyone who loves old movies as much as this director.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Quentin Tarantino seems to be hanging on to a lost world of moviemaking. He may be nuts. But he's a nut who cares.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

I'm tempted to say Tarantino has done it again, but I doubt anyone has ever done anything like his dazzlingly original World War II movie, Inglourious Basterds.

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Annie Young Frisbie
Christianity Today

The intricate plot offers a wealth of opportunities for scene-stopping showpieces of all kinds, from epic spectacle to intimate character work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Nice little Tarantino flick of revenge set against the backdrop of WWII. The actors are top notch and the carnage is just right.
Matt Goodman
So fucking great. It's tied with Django Django and Pulp Fiction as my favorite QT film. Suspenseful, funny, and very well-acted.
xGary Xx
Quentin Tarantino returns with the story of the Basterds, a group of Jewish soldiers performing guerilla warfare and terror tactics behind enemy lines to strike… More
Stella Dallas
tbh there were two good scenes in this. qt really needs a decent editor
Samuel Riley
I'll be honest this was the first Tarantino film I've ever watched. However, if this is good, I can't wait to see his better films, like Pulp… More
danny d
without question basterds is my favorite tarantino film, and the first of his that ive actually loved. the film wasnt perfect as it didnt develop its… More