Metacritic Movie Ratings
Inglourious Basterds Reviews

4.0

69

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Tarantino exercises both his obsession with vengeance and his fascination with the movies.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    In Tarantino's besotted historical reverie, real-life villains Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels are played as grotesque jokes. The Basterds are played as exaggeratedly tough Jews. The women are femmes fatales.?

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    The film is by no means terrible -- its two hours and 32 minutes running time races by -- but those things we think of as being Tarantino-esque, the long stretches of wickedly funny dialogue, the humor in the violence and outsized characters strutting across the screen, are largely missing.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Nothing about the emotionally unmoored Inglourious Basterds adds up. Whether it's parody, farce or a fever dream is anyone's guess.

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