Friday, August 21, 2009


Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Cloris Leachman and Samuel L. Jackson

Story: In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as "the basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own (The Weinstein Company)

Rated: R

Bottom line: Even though the movie runs a tad over 2 ½ hours long it still plays out like a vivid, energetic, violent, imaginative and way over the top, gritty fairytale. You either love Tarantino’s work and vision or you don’t. And this, although not his greatest effort, stands right up there with some of his best. Man, I love these basterds!

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