Inglourious Basterds

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Running Time:  152 min.
Release Date: August 21, 2009
DVD: December 15, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.86
based on 654 votes and 165 reviews
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Cast: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, B.J. Novak, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor


In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as "the basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own...

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Lawrence Bender
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
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  • 4 stars "While completely historically inaccurate, I can't remember the last time I ahd this much fun watching a movie. Brilliantly original script and story. Loved the performances, especially by Brad Pitt."
  • 2 stars "I know it's Tarantino so it will be quirky to say the least but HUH???? I think I just took a Berlitz course in French, German and Italian. I am sorry but I thought this was awful...."
  • 4 stars "Wow!!! what a great movie!!! Original concept and excellent script. Tarantino does it again!!"