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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 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

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Awards

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