Sweet revenge suffuses Quentin Tarantino’s astounding revisionist World War II epic. Expectedly reverential of cinema, Inglourious Basterds follows a group of male vigilantes on a dangerous mission. In an audacious genre twist, the tough avengers are a Jewish special-forces unit assembled by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) to infiltrate enemy territory and kill Nazis. A French cinema owner (Mélanie Laurent), whose Jewish family is wiped out by a sadistic colonel (Christoph Walz), plots her own vengeful finale, all converging to offer one of the most fascinating, complicated episodes of catharsis in modern cinema. Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, and Eli Roth also star.