4 stars out of 5 -- "QUENTIN TARANTINO allows full reign to his boyish enthusiasm with INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, which takes an impish delight in sending up such Second World War adventures as THE DIRTY DOZEN and WHERE EAGLES DARE..."
Box Office - Richard Mowe (05/20/2009)
"[A]n increasingly entertaining fantasia in which the history of World War II is wildly reimagined....The picture is completely distinctive piece of American pop art with a strong Euro flavor that's new for the director."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (05/20/2009)
"Tarantino builds his movie as a collage of interlocking set pieces -- cinematically dazzling, to be sure, enhanced by a meticulously chosen retro soundtrack..." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (08/21/2009)
"Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is a big, bold audacious war movie....He's the real thing, a director of quixotic delights."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (08/14/2009)
"[I]t immediately introduces us to its most polished, most successful character, Landa, beautifully played by German-born Waltz....Having just as much fun is Pitt, who seems more relaxed and comfortable in these comic character parts than in conventional leading man roles."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (08/21/2009)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Within the first frames of writer/director Quentin Tarantino's audacious dismantling of history, you may feel as if you took a hit of pure oxygen. His tale, with its tense and jangly pacing, is immediately riveting."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (08/21/2009)
"From the moment the charming, smiling, laughing Nazi in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, Quentin Tarantino's latest cinematic happenings, sweeps onto the screen, he owns this film even more than its maker....Mr. Tarantino gives you a lot to chew on..."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (08/21/2009)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[H]ere's Tarantino with the oxygen blast of multilingual pulp poetry....For anyone professing true movie love, there's no resisting it."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (09/03/2009)
"[The film] features some thrilling action sequences, in which Tarantino's gift for dialogue gets honed to a razor-dangerous edge, and some seamlessly integrated reflections on cinema's role in shaping and reflecting history."
A.V. Club - Keith Phipps (08/20/2009)
Included in Entertainment Weekly's "The Best Films Of The Year" -- "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is a film of such ferociously inspired, suspenseful dazzle that it just about heightens your senses."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (12/25/2009)
Ranked #8 in USA Today's "Top Ten Films Of 2009."
USA Today - USA Today Critic (12/31/2009)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Lively and literate, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS feels fresher than any Tarantino film in a while."
Uncut - Jonathan Romney (08/17/2009)