On "Inglourious Basterds"
From The Dispatch:
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There are lots of great ideas at work in "Basterds," but it is a talky and uneven viewing experience, leaving its main characters underdeveloped and giving its secondary characters too much screen time. Already clocking in at 153 minutes, the film feels long, but one can't help but wonder if Tarantino had made this the gigantic omnibus film that it really needs to be, if it would have felt more developed and more cohesive. As it stands, the episodic structure, so common to Tarantino's films, feels like a needless hindrance.