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: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Ed Koch
The Atlantic

The performance of Christoph Waltz, playing the Nazi Gestapo figure Col. Hans Landa, is the highlight of the film. His ability to convey courtliness and sympathy and then go to commit the cruelest of horrors is simply superb.

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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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Ryland Walker Knight

Where Death Proof kept halving itself-effectively remaking and one-upping the Kill Bill mommy saga with different drapery-Basterds keeps excoriating everything, loud and proud and begging to be heard.

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Eric Kohn

Despite the injection of content from a variety of directions, Basterds lacks the crackly excitement of Tarantino's other efforts, mainly because he can't seem to tie the whole package together.

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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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Matt Singer
The Rumpus

The movie left me both exhilarated and frustrated. Not quite a masterpiece, it might qualify as a "messterpiece," an unwieldy, unfocused film with unforgettable moments that nearly get lost in a sea of excess.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

The movie is a bit long, well over two hours and probably could have been two hours had the first half of the movie not dragged. But the second half is well worth the build-up.

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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.
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
Dean King
A little long in the run time I felt, but overall a very entertaining film with great performances from Brad Pitt and Christopher Waltz. The second half of the… More
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