A group of hardened Nazi killers stalk their prey in Nazi-occupied France as a Jewish cinema owner plots to take down top-ranking SS officers during the official premiere of a high-profile German propaganda film. As far as Lt. Aldo Raine (aka Aldo the Apache," Brad Pitt) -- is concerned, the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Raine's mission is to strike fear into the heart of Adolf Hitler by brutally murdering as many goose-steppers as possible, or die trying. In order to accomplish that goal, Lt. Raine recruits a ruthless team of cold-blooded killers known as "The Basterds" which includes baseball-bat-wielding Bostonian Sgt. Donnie Donowitz (aka "The Bear Jew," Eli Roth) and steely psychopath Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz (Til Schweiger), among others. When the Basterds' secret rendezvous with turncoat German actress Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) goes awry, they learn that the Nazis will be staging the French premiere of "The Nation's Pride," a rousing propaganda film based on the exploits of German hero Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Brühl), at a modest theater owned by Jewish cinephile Shoshanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent), posing as a Gentile after the brutal murder of her family by the ruthless Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). As the Basterds hatch an explosive plan to take out as many Nazis as possible at the premiere, they remain completely oblivious to the fact that Shoshanna, too, longs to bring the Third Reich to its knees, and that she's willing to sacrifice her beloved theater in the process.~Jason Buchanan
Extended & alternate scenes
Nation's pride-the film within the film
Roundtable discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, and Elvis Mitchell
An alternate retelling of WWII history as only Quinten Tarantino can write and direct. A great cast including Brad Pitt produces a tongue in cheek reality as Jewish American Army soldiers trying to assassinate the German High Command including Hitler himself. Great fun and war action. If only WWII had ended this way.
One of Tarantinos best. Like most of his films a little drawn out but very good. Brad Pitts performance is awesome! I definitely would check it out if you haven't. Wish they had a 4k steelbook version.
Not Quite Tarantino’s Masterpiece, But Very Close!
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
Quentin Tarantino said that he considered this film to be his masterpiece when it was released back in 2009. While it isn’t quite that (“Pulp Fiction” still has that honor), it is a violently glorious affair as Brad Pitt and his team take on Christoph Waltz in a performance that earned him an Academy Award. All the witty dialogue, the non-linear storytelling and the morally complex characters that you would find in any Tarantino film are all present and accounted for.
This has to be one of Tarantino’s most re watchable films
Brad Pitt and Christopher Waltz give amazing performances
Also love the alternate History Tarantino uses in his films!
Definitely recommend you give it a watch