Inglourious Basterds

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Inglourious Basterds
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During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premier, including Adolph Hitler.


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I was convinced this was a classic I needed to watch and am glad I did. Quinten Tarantino is a bad ass and Christoph Waltz is an amazing actor (he is also in Tarantino's Django). - Lisa

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. A Quentin Tarantino's inglorious, uproarious thrill-ride of vengeance.


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Feb 25, 2015
  • IClare rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was definitely better than I expected it to be. The plot is creative, interesting, and entertaining. What a revenge--to turn a movie theater into an "extermination chamber" and to have a Jewish face on the screen, laughing in the faces of a theater full of Nazis. Wow--that's all I can say. I love that the actors are speaking French and German for most of the movie. The dialogue between Shosanna and Frederick Zoller sounded so beautiful. It makes me want to learn French. I loved the sets and locations that were used for the film. Melanie Laurent was fantastic as Shosanna, as was Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa. He did such a good job acting that I was rooting for his demise. I Iove the cafe scene between these two, when they're eating the pastry with cream. It was a beautifully acted scene. It made me want to eat a strudel with a latte. :) I didn't catch which character Mike Meyers was playing until I watched it the second time. He was unrecognizable to me at first.

Dec 01, 2014
  • richardcsater rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Even if you wish that Hitler had died in the manner depicted in this film, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is nothing more than revenge fantasy war porn. Ugh.

Jul 08, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Though it feels a 2 hour movie in a 3 hour body, the interminable scenes of setup before each violent denouement are at least quite well done. Even if it wasn’t the tightest film it was at least thankfully less self-indulgent than Kill Bill (despite having its fair share of film geek “homages”/references) and the dialog was a bit less gratingly self-aware this time as well.

Feb 09, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is not a review of Tarantino's film, his best since "Reservoir Dogs," but a recommendation for the 1978 Italian movie "The Inglorious Bastards," which inspired this. Aside from the WW2 setting and the guys on a mission plot, they have little in common. Fred Williamson and Bo Svensen lead a gang of deserters and criminal who meet up with the French partisans and have to take down a Nazi train. It's pretty much "The Dirty Dozen," but even more violent. Call it a Spaghetti war movie. Fans of bloody, low-budget action will enjoy it and the library really should carry it.

Dec 13, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How WW II should have ended. If you can accept a film that is a collection of set pieces that don't quite hang together (honestly, what was with that scene with Mike Myers and Jabba the Hut Churchill?) you're in for a lot of shameful joy. Christoph Waltz should have a role in all movies, forever.

Mar 25, 2013

Good classic flick, in the lines of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone... Some reviewers here take themselves too seriously... The gore won't affect your popcorn taste buds... Enjoy

Dec 31, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I still hold to the fact that Pulp Fiction is Tarentino's masterpeice and he has never outdone himself since. That being said, this movie is great. Entertaining. Great characters. well acted. Great dialogue. The story is of course twisted and twisting as are most of his movies. Graphic in it's violence as well.

Dec 28, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Yep. With Brad Pitt's mediocrity, Quentin Tarantino's incompetence and "Dialogue Overload" (aka. Talking the audience to death, literally), Inglourious Basterds was the "Triple-Whammy"._____ And with "Dialogue Overload", director Tarantino certainly used this effect to its full advantage here in Inglourious Basterds. This was a truly laughable and mediocre War Picture that repeatedly cried out for the characters in it to shut their frickin' mouths once in a while and, like, get on with actually fighting the goddamn war._____ When it came to being a WW2 picture, Inglourious Basterds wasn't at all about the heroic bravery and valor of the American soldiers. No. This was a sick-minded and sadistic story all about the cowardice, cruelty and callousness of a specialized team of American-Jewish armymen known as the "Scalp Hunters" and their steadily growing collection of scalps._____ For a modern-day War picture, especially one coming from the likes of that screwball Tarantino, I was tres surprised to see how really low this picture was on bloodshed, violence, and destruction. Tarantino certainly kept these essentials down to a disappointing minimum.______ Personally, I think that, as a director, Tarantino really must have had his eyes, as well as his wires crossed, (both at the same time) when he made this film.

Nov 14, 2012
  • librarianatlarge rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A feast for Tarantino fans. Christoph Waltz is mesmerizing, but all of the cast is excellent. I especially enjoyed the performances of Pitt, Michael Fassbinder and Mike Meyers. Loved it!

Aug 28, 2012
  • 7duffy rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

If this movie was supposed to be a comedy, then it was somewhat watchable. Nice attempt at showing a Southerner trying to employ an Italian accent. If this was a serious, sort of alternative reality type of movie, it was a disaster. Brad Pitt is way too over the top and Tarantino seems to let everyone just go on and on. The scene in the beir garten was good, but violent.

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Jul 10, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: Extremely graphic

Jul 10, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 10, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: One unexpected scene...

Mar 09, 2010
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Scalping, torture, and other forms of extreme violence.

Mar 08, 2010
  • HylaryL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Very brief, and for purposes of humor only.

Mar 08, 2010
  • HylaryL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Lots of scalping close-ups.

Mar 08, 2010
  • HylaryL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Not as much as other Quentin Tarantino movies, but still present.

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