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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: War, Comedy drama

Production Co: A Band Apart, Zehnte Babelsberg

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • Less a Holocaust retribution fantasy than a messy homage to war movies, and to movies, period. show more

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