Inglourious Basterds (Film) Review

Inglourious Basterds

Released: 21st August 2009
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender
Rating: R
Running Time: 153

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

Stephanie Zacharek ( said:
"Quentin Tarantino seems to be hanging on to a lost world of moviemaking. He may be nuts. But he's a nut who cares."

Richard Luck (Film4) said:
"Inglourious Basterds is as much fun as you can have in a cinema without embarrassing an usher or making your popcorn too salty."

Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) said:
"Will Basterds polarize audiences? That's a given. But for anyone professing true movie love, there's no resisting it."

Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times) said:
"Clocking in at 2 hours and 32 minutes, it is unforgivably leisurely, almost glacial, a film that loses its way in the thickets of alternative history and manages to be violent without the start-to-finish energy that violence on screen usually guarantees."

Manohla Dargis (New York Times) said:
"Simply another testament to his movie love. The problem is that by making the star attraction of his latest film a most delightful Nazi, one whose smooth talk is as lovingly presented as his murderous violence, Mr. Tarantino has polluted that love."

Wendy Ide (Times [UK]) said:
"The final impression of the movie - that it's crass, juvenile and profoundly distasteful - overrides its more enjoyable moments."

Claudia Puig (USA Today) said:
"The outcome is gory and glorious."

Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine) said:
"Many Tarantino movies are female revenge fantasies, in which strong women plot the deaths of men who wronged them. In Shosanna and Bridget, the writer-director has fashioned two of his steeliest, most principled femmes fatales."


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