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Inglourious Basterds Review


Inglourious Basterds is one of the years best movie. Excellent performances in this almost perfect movie.

Inglourious Basterds is one of the years best movie. Excellent performances in this almost perfect movie.

In my opinion, this is by far the best Tarantino movie ever. With a Tarantino movie, you might expect certain things. You know that he has a certain reputation for violence. Because of this, every scene where it appears some something trivial is happening, say a nice long dialog, Tarantino will keep you on the edge of your seat like no other film maker can.

Inglorious Basterds incorporates some of the best performances, script and story, sound and visual of any movie I’ve seen this year. In my opinion, this is by far the best film this year and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s nominated for best picture or if it runs away with a few Oscars.

I’ve always been a fan of Tarantino’s work. However, as much as I have loved Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and the Kill Bill movies, none of them have ever broke into my top 50. There is something about these movies that just don’t quite do it for me. After watching Inglorious Basterds, I think I have figured out why that is. Tarantino likes to tell a story out of order. He’s always done that, at least, with the movies that I have seen. He didn’t do that with this one. For the first time, he made a movie and told it in order. Bravo!

Now, don’t let the fact that this is a Tarantino movie give you any ideas. This isn’t Kill Bill. The premise of the movie might paint certain pictures of blood and violence, while there is some of that in this film. There just isn’t as much as you would think. However, when there is violence, it is very graphic. That is part of the brilliance of this movie.

Tarantino also made another great decision with this film. There are some people that might not like this, but I thought it was great move. Watching this film is like watching a foreign film. Get ready to read a lot of sub-titles. 80% of the movie is either in French, German with even a little of Italian thrown in. That was a really nice touch to ad a certain sense of realism. This isn’t a true story, but while you watch, you forget and you could start to imagine this as fact.
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Categories: 2009 Movie Reviews
  1. Liz
    October 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    What a great movie this was! Good review too.

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