Inglourious Basterds

Release Date: August 21st, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 15th, 2009

R |2 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis' execution of her family.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Comedy drama , War

Production Co: A Band Apart, Zehnte Babelsberg

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Rise, Soldier, Bar, Gritty, France, 1940s, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is by no means terrible -- its two hours and 32 minutes running time races by -- but those things we think of as being Tarantino-esque, the long stretches of wickedly funny dialogue, the humor in the violence and outsized characters strutting across the screen, are largely missing. show more

  • 67
    NPR

    The film on the whole feels unusually labored and conventional by Tarantino standards. Reducing World War II to juvenilia isn't the problem; the problem is that juvenilia needs to pop. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Nothing about the emotionally unmoored Inglourious Basterds adds up. Whether it's parody, farce or a fever dream is anyone's guess. show more

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Awards

Nominated Directing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2010)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)