Inglourious Basterds Reviews

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
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
Canada.com
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.

Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 23, 2014

[It] gets by on typical Tarantino gumption.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Serba
MLive.com
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-
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
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
Richard von Busack
MetroActive
August 23, 2014

Inglourious Basterds is almost as deliriously entertaining as a remixed Hitler tantrum.

Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
August 23, 2014

Inglourious Basterds is naughty, apocalyptic fun -- Tarantino's version of a war movie, with history rewritten to avenge the guilty in ways that satisfy his pop-art cinephilia.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cristian Duran
What Culture
August 23, 2014

The film's infamous ending offers Tarantino's most pronounced metaphor for cinema.

Michael Smith
Tulsa World
August 23, 2014

A pretty good war movie that is audacious, occasionally fun and too in love with its own voice.

Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling
August 23, 2014

How welcome, then, that Basterds, while no masterpiece, manages to get at something more than its creator's too often frivolously exercised visual intelligence and esoteric preoccupations.

Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
August 23, 2014

This film isn't about World War II, it's about World War II movies, as gleefully recounted by a giddy kid who's eaten way too much sugar.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter T. Chattaway
Patheos
April 19, 2014

Raises a host of fascinating questions about the nature of justice and vengeance, and how these things are understood in both the Jewish and Christian traditions.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 25, 2014

A work that is experimental, offbeat, and most distinctly of a unique voice is a welcome rarity.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
December 2, 2013

How does one do justice to a movie as warped, wacky and way out there as 'Inglourious Basterds'? Truth is, you can't. That's how glorious this bastardized version of World War II history becomes.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Alan Jones
Radio Times
August 4, 2013

It's a long but entertainingly showy melodrama full of cineaste jokes, tricksy wordplay and references to film-makers GW Pabst, Leni Riefenstahl and Sergio Leone.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 4, 2013

Despite failing to achieve epic greatness (or moral relevance), Inglourius Basterds is a helluva cinematic experience, rewriting the fall of the Third Reich in a way few directors would ever dare.

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