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Academy Award® Winner
"Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to... View more >
strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality
Starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger... View more >
Academy Award® winner for:
* Actor in a Supporting Role (Christoph Waltz)
Academy Award® nominated for:
* Actor in a Supporting...
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Quintion Tarantino has rewritten World War 2 into a bloody good movie about American troops who sneak into France to kill Nazis. Brad Pitt lead a radtag group of troopers who show no mercey to the Nazis. they also plotted to kill every Nazi leader, including Hilter inside a movie theater where a film is showing about a nazi sniper. Not as good as "Pulp fiction," but still good to watch. I love the long shot where the character keep talking for a long time. Wroth the 2 1/2 hour movie time.
I hate to give any movie a stay away, but this one is real close to that. The acting, including Pitt was awful. The characters weak, and the movie poorly done.
A Tarantino movie, through and through. As a director, he's nt so much concerned about realism, or creating an experience that makes you forget that you're watching a movie. He loves to do things like divide the movie into chapters, and play games with the subtitles. But, the movie as a whole is excellent. Tarantino's dialogue is so well written the entire movie, with each scene, not being just people sitting around talking, but doing it in a way that builds tension, and keeps you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the hammer to drop. As far as the acting, you either like Brad Pitt's performance or you don't, but the other two leads here, Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa, and Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus, are outstanding. Their one scene together, where they just sit and eat a pastry, is so well written and acted.
A great movie, a lot of fun, and one that makes an argument to be Tarantino's best film to date.
Two hours and 29 minutes of entertainment, some mystery, lots of adventure, and fairly exciting action shots at times. When it comes to killing Nazis and you enjoy blood and guts, you'll love this film. In spite of being an action / adventure film, the pace wasn't so hyper until the main theater shots. The movie had some interesting twists and turns in it. I thought this was a good movie. In my humble opinion, the movie could have been better if the language was cleaned up but at least there wasn't any sex or nudity in it. Two thumbs up for this adventure.
I enjoyed this movie for what it was. The performance by Christoph Waltz as the Nazi "Jew Hunter" Col. Hans Landa earned him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, but there was only one scene in the movie where his performance was all that memorable (describing how people hate rats), but other performances by Brad Pitt, Shosanna Dreyfus, Diane Kruger, and Daniel Brühl created an ensemble without which the movie would not have been as successful.
Should Inglorious Basterds have won the Best Picture award over The Hurt Locker? I enjoyed this movie more than I did the latter movie, but I don't know that either was Best Picture material.
Inglorious Basterds is, however, a well-acted movie and well-told story. It's not needlessly violent, but it does contain violence that fits the story being told, perhaps with a little more style than some people are accustomed to.