Cannes Exclusive: Inglourious Basterds mini-review

You really thought we wouldn’t find a way to present you with an exclusive review of Inglourious Basterds directly from the Cannes Film Festival? Think again, my friends. Despite all odds, we dispatched the danger-man of international film criticism to another noon screening of Tarantino’s film with the task of writing the review you haven’t read yet, so behold the words of the Wise:

“On second viewing, Ingourious Basterds really holds up; it’s a slick, thrilling wartime adventure that rations the violence and replaces it with Tarantino’s most masterful suspense yet. It’s not quite the men-on-a-mission movie people have been making in their heads for ten years, but it’s all the better for that: the mix of characters keeps the momentum going from set-piece to set-piece, and though all the players are uniformly excellent, Christoph Waltz truly steals the show as the evil SS genius Colonel Hans Landa. The score is outrageously beautiful too, and the script features some of QT’s best one-liners ever (my current favourite being, “Marcel – burn it down!”). I’m not sure it will win the Palme D’Or but it’s a damn good watch.” – Damon Wise

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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