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Inglourious Basterds Reviews

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David Keyes
July 10, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
June 30, 2015
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.
Annie Young Frisbie
Christianity Today
June 30, 2015
The intricate plot offers a wealth of opportunities for scene-stopping showpieces of all kinds, from epic spectacle to intimate character work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday
June 30, 2015
Personally, I wearied of Tarantino's breathless shtick long ago, but I must admit I enjoyed Inglourious Basterds more than anything he's done in years.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
June 30, 2015
Basterds has multiple plot strands that eventually converge in a spectacular finale, which takes place, fittingly, in a movie theater in Paris.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 30, 2015
It's a lot to take in. But in the end, Tarantino leaves you wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 30, 2015
Watching Tarantino pull out his filmmaking toys and play with each of them is a thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
June 30, 2015
The dialogue is fabulous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
August 23, 2014
The film might not be Tarantino's masterpiece but it is his most entertaining and exhilarating effort since Pulp Fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Stone
August 23, 2014
It's a Second World War fantasy made up of bits and pieces of Second World War movies and reassembled into a wordy pastiche that is irresistibly absurd. It's positively inglorious.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
August 23, 2014
Inglourious Basterds will be loved and hated, sometimes in the same scene, eventually leading to at least grudging admiration.
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
August 23, 2014
If you really like movies, chances are you like Tarantino. And if you like Tarantino, chances are you'll like Inglourious Basterds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
August 23, 2014
It has been a problem in the past that Tarantino's voice could be heard in the lines he wrote, but the mesmerising Waltz takes that gleeful relish of language and presents it as a vital aspect of Landa's professional pride.
Craig Mathieson
August 23, 2014
A failure so complete that it is infuriating as opposed to merely disappointing
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 23, 2014
[It] gets by on typical Tarantino gumption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Serba
August 23, 2014
Tarantino's ensemble converses at length in basement taverns and cinema lobbies and war rooms, and the best exchanges are tricky, chesslike psycho-verbal games of subterfuge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
August 23, 2014
It may be an unexpected adventure of unusual proportions and design, but it's still the most glorious adventure of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 23, 2014
At the end of the day, Basterds is a series of strongly made, if expertly (over)written, pieces that never really come together into one coherent whole.
Eric Kohn
August 23, 2014
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.
Andreas Heinemann
August 23, 2014
Vintage Tarantino returns to the big screen and he's brought all his trademark moves with him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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