Movie Review: Inglourious Basterds*

2 Sep

Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth, a giant-ass knife, blood and brains and a shit-load of talented European actors.

Rating: 14A or SHIP (Stay Home If Pacifist)

Grade: A-

Gut Reaction: The violence is pornographic and prolific but contained. Fortunately the bulk of the film involves scenes filled with so much tension that your balls will retreat and such brilliant performances that you will want to Google the entire cast once you leave the cinema. Everybody knows what to expect from Brad Pitt, but it was really the lesser known actors that stood out for me. Melanie Laurent was so hauntingly beautiful and Christoph Waltz so delightfully evil that for the first time in history I would like to see a Tarantino film nominated for an Oscar (not Best Picture, though). Waltz especially deserves a nod for being a master bastard in four languages. Also, I think I am in love with “The Bear Jew”. If you ever take some time off from crushing Nazi skulls with your baseball bat, call me … collect.

Final Verdict: This is a movie you should see … only once.

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*Screw you squiggly red lines of spellcheck, that’s how the damn title is spelled!

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