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Movie Review: Best Picture Nominee Inglourious Basterds (6 of 10)

March 3, 2010

Inglourious Basterds was released in thetres on August 21st, and came to DVD on December 15th. We have not previously published reviews of this title.


Inglourious Basterds Review By John C.

***1/2 (out of 4)

Quentin Tarantino once said, “When people ask me whether I went to film school I answer no, I went to films.” And his love of cinema is clearly evidenced in Inglourious Basterds – His ultra-violent WWII revenge-fantasy.

The film is staged in 5 chapters, and the last chapter where everything goes to hell in a hand basket, is perhaps the best. The image of a burning movie screen is an iconic one. Though it’s unlikely that it will win Best Picture, Inglourious Basterds is a well made, well acted and masterfully scripted film.


Inglourious Basterds Review By Erin V.

***1/2 (out of 4)

If I arranged the 10 Best Picture nominees with ‘1’ being my favourite, Inglourious Basterds would be in the second half of my list. Still, out of 10, that’s not all that bad. Actually, it’s quite a well made film. Almost done as a whole set piece with kind of a quirky sense of self, the film is told in 5 ‘chapters’, each one averaging about 90% talk, 10% [quite graphic] violence. There is no doubt this film earned it’s 18A rating.

This is not going to be the winner Sunday night, but that’s ok. It’s up there on the list, and it’s an interesting choice to round out the group. The award this film will probably take home though, is Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz. The whole film is well acted, is made with good execution and a matching score. It probably won’t be enjoyed by those expecting historical accuracy though. Inglourious Basterds has it’s own version to tell.


Inglourious Basterds Review By Tony

***1/2 (out of 4)



Consensus: Though unlikely to actually win Best Picture, Inglourious Basterds is a well made, well written and well acted film. ***1/2 (Out of 4)

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  1. May 10, 2011 5:59 pm

    I agree, great flick. One of the best of 09. I was freaking laughing my @$$ off the entire time! Plus, there was some serious intense scenes: i.e. opening and the tavern basement. Seeing Hitler’s face get chewed up by a Tommy gun was pretty sick too. Good review, check out mine when you can!


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