"Inglourious Basterds" is wild, violent, irreverent, scary, wickedly-funny and everything I expected from writer-director Quentin Tarantino. It's a two-and-a-half hour World War II fantasy film starring Brad Pitt as a Southern Lieutenant in command of 8 Jewish-American soldiers. Their mission is plain and simple.
In Tarantino's new film, Nazi's are everywhere and a terrifying force and that's what make's Brad Pitt's dialogue and performance so outrageously twisted and funny. Like all of Quentin Tarantino's work, this is a movie of extremes: extreme violence, extreme characters, extreme behavior.
Be careful, "Inglourious Basterds" is rated a shockingly violent R. But, it's also an accomplished piece of film-making with a dazzling opening scene and an Oscar-caliber performance by Christopher Waltz as the meanest of all Nazi's. This is Tarantino's best film since "Pulp Fiction," so be afraid, be very afraid.