Boasting a distinctive title spelling, writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s revision of a 1978 war adventure casts Brad Pitt as the leader of a Jewish-American military unit that targets Nazi officers in particularly brutal ways. In the course of carrying out their self-styled vengeance, they cross paths with a teenager (Melanie Laurent) whose operation of a movie theater provides the means for her to achieve her own aims while helping Pitt’s character.
The cast standout is Christoph Waltz as a thoroughly hissable Nazi colonel. Diane Kruger, actor-filmmaker Eli Roth ('Hostel') and Mike Myers – yes, that Mike Myers – also appear. *** (R: AS, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)