Inglourious Basterds

2009 "A basterd's work is never done."
8.4| 2h33m| R| en| More Info
Released: 21 August 2009 Released
Producted By: Universal Pictures
Country: United States of America
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.


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Inglourious Basterds Audience Reviews

VeteranLight I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
Baseshment I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.
Lucia Ayala It's simply great fun, a winsome film and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
Guillelmina The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo.
cricketbat This film is more serious and deeper than most Tarantino films, but it still has his fingerprints all over it. Most of these stars go to Christoph Waltz, who plays a character who is both terrifying and entertaining. Colonel Hans Landa is the reason to watch this movie. However, I found it disturbing how the Nazis are portrayed as evil because of their blind hatred toward all Jews, and yet we, as an audience, are asked to blindly hate every German associated with the Nazi party.
strupar-66747 I didn't watch it until now because I thought it was going to be a cliché movie like sniper, where we are Americans so we are the best...The story and the characters were excellent. I thought Brad Pitt was very convincing with his redneck accent.
ReadCultureofCritique Historical facts, evidence and truth obviously doesn't matter to hollywood. The art, film, or other media that someone produces exposes to the audience what kind of soul, if any, the producer has. What comes from this film? Murder, sadism, sexual degeneracy. Murder is NOT self-defense. "Inglourious Basterds" is nothing more than propaganda aimed at conditioning non-jewish people to accept that they're supposedly guilty of unverifiable crimes, and therefore that they deserve to be genocided in the most brutal way possible. Murdering various National Socialists AFTER THE WAR only builds to the list of crimes that people are discovering.Why are there no movies about serving justice towards the mostly jewish/communist barbarians who committed genocides like the Holodomor in Ukraine (about 10 million White Christians starved to death and/or sadistically killed in various ways). Why do hollywood producers not bring to light the near 70 million innocent victims of the communist USSR? Are some lives more valuable to these producers than others? These double standards are quite telling. Hopefully, this film will be used one day to light a trash heap.
dickey-90967 SPOILER:I was not a bit surprised by the rating of this movie. It's a Brad Pitt movie and who doesn't like Brad Pitt. He has been known to make a pretty good action movie and is a top-rated actor. That being said, this movie is not for the faint of heart and is not one I would let my children watch. This movie has a great deal of bloodshed and action, with a ton of foul language. This is combined with plenty of gross scenes. In which I found myself looking away several times as I was utterly grossed out. That being said, I did enjoy the story-line, as it flowed very well. There are also several historical references and historical characters mentioned in the movie. Many are not entirely accurate but close enough for anyone who is a bit of a history buff. The movie does take place in Nazi-occupied France during WWII, where a team called the basterds was tasked with eliminating the Nazi's. However, their leader takes it step further by requesting 100 Nazi scalps from each of his men. The men then receive news that there is going to be a movie premiere in which all of the top Nazi officials will be attending. As a bonus, Hitler will be there as well. They begin to lay out their mission to take down the regime with the help of a double agent. They are unaware that there is a third party who is also interested in killing all of these top Nazi officials. The editing of the movie jumps back and forth and is not very smooth. I suspect that this was intentional. Since the film was depicted as a book by showing chapter's in-between some of the scenes.The special effects were great despite being gross, and they were very realistic. Especially during the scalping scenes. Those scenes caused me to look away. Even though I was grossed out by many of the scalping and beating scenes, I still found myself captivated by the movie. The movie ending is, of course, wholly fictional but entertaining nonetheless. It would have been great if the war did end with Hitler being killed by American troops in public rather than committing suicide hidden away in a bunker. It is a great action flick, and I do recommend it to anyone who can stomach all of the gore and foul language.