Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino's World War II film, set behind the front line in occupied France. Stars Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent and Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz.

Brad Pitt leads a gang of Jewish Americans tormenting Nazis behind enemy lines, who put together a plot to cause chaos at a Parisian screening of a German propaganda film. Meanwhile, a woman who works at the movie theatre is hatching a revenge plan of her own.

Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), 2010.
2009Rating: MA15+, for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality154 minsUSAEnglish, German, French with English subtitles
ActionAdventureWar

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Inglourious Basterds / Reviews

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Vintage Tarantino returns to the big screen and he’s brought all his trademark moves with him. His only standard technique conspicuous by its absence is a time-shifting narrative but he compensates with liberal doses of spectacularly sensationalized violence and joyously amoral humour.

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Variety

Variety

A violent fairy tale, an increasingly entertaining fantasia in which the history of World War II is wildly reimagined so that the cinema can play the decisive role in destroying the Third Reich.

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Total Film

Total Film

“This ain’t your daddy’s WW2 flick,” reckons Tarantino. Too right: this exploitation epic is a unique beast that molests history, wrong-foots expectations and royally entertains. The movies’ coolest Basterd is back on his game.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

QT lets slip the reservoir dogs of war and delivers his best flick in some time.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film is by no means terrible -- its two hours and 32 minutes running time races by -- but those things we think of as being Tarantino-esque, the long stretches of wickedly funny dialogue, the humor in the violence and outsized characters strutting across the screen, are largely missing.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

With a confidence typical of its director, the last line of Inglourious Basterds is, "This might just be my masterpiece." While that may not be true, this is an often dazzling movie that sees QT back on exhilarating form.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

In the first and the last 10 minutes there are glimpses of what Inglourious Basterds had the potential to be: It just makes the two hours in between even more of a disappointment.

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