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Inglourious Basterds is a Hit! Or a Bomb!

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 20, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 20, 2009 |

Last night, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds debuted at the Cannes film festival, and the early reviews have been weirdly mixed. The movie blogging contingent (the same folks who loved Grindhouse) seems to love it, with some even saying that it’s the best thing that Tarantino has done, arguably, since Pulp Fiction (though, one critic I can’t recall did say that Eli Roth’s performance was the lone weakness). Some of the more general attendees haven’t been as high on it, and the UK Guardian has even called it the Cannes’ turkey. All of which is to say: Who the hell knows?

But, on the heels of its debut at Cannes, there have been a few new promos released. So we can at least get some more general feel for what to expect when it’s finally released wide in August. Check them out:

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