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Inglourious Basterds Reviews

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
June 14, 2016
Tarantino's tight script is playfully sharp in all languages.
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
June 14, 2016
Recommended whole-heartedly for those seeking visceral, pulp-'n'-gulp entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald
June 14, 2016
It all makes for one bloody, nasty, funny film. And despite its indulgences, one that will rightly be hailed as a comeback for its rockstar director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 14, 2016
Waltz steals every one that he's in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review
June 14, 2016
In his gloriously imperfect Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino distills every war movie he's ever seen into one potent, funny, morally indefensible, nine-tenths brilliant "impossible mission" flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
June 13, 2016
Irresponsible and overinflated though it is, Inglourious Basterds is still more pleasurable than half a dozen Defiances and Valkyries and Miracle at St. Annas put together.
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.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 23, 2014
[It] gets by on typical Tarantino gumption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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