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“Basterds” Premieres at Cannes

We’ve been talking about it for some time now.  But now it’s here.  Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” had its first screening ever at the Cannes Film Festival in France.  What’d people think?  Here’s a sampling of reviews from across the internet:

Obsessed With Film: “Absolute F**CKING quality!…. It gets a bit silly for ten minutes at the end and the brit characters are a bit shit”

Total Film: “Not only did I love every minute, if the French projectionist wanted to cue it up and roll it again from the start, I would have sat through the whole film again, with the biggest grin on my face.”

Empire Magazine: ““rather brilliant. Every bit as idiosyncratic as the spelling of its title, it’s a wonderfully-acted movie that subverts expectation at every turn”

411: “most ambitious American movie at this years Cannes Film Festival and definitely the best in competition”

The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a perfectly good action movie… (but) I think the script’s the culprit here, I don’t think he’s given the script those juicy characters and great parts.  The parts are not too interesting.”

The Guardian: “…the director’s moderate reserves of narrative interest are exhausted way before the end. He should perhaps go back to making cheerfully inventive outrageous films like Kill Bill. Because Kill Adolf hasn’t worked out.”

No matter what anyone says, I’ll be there opening day.  The movie opens August 21st.  Also, the official web-site is up and active.  Check it out here.

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