OK, I don't want to sound like a broken record here, but I had really low expectations for Inglorious Basterds. And looking back, I really have no idea why. I even just checked out Quentin Tarantino's filmography, to see if he had serious disappointed me with one of his recent movies and the answer is no. I've enjoyed pretty much every Tarantino movie I've ever seen. Some more than others, of course, but there are no big duds, as far as I'm concerned (I haven't seen Sin City or Kill Bill: Vol. 2 in case those are counter-examples). Maybe something about Grindhouse (I enjoyed it, but it was purposely dumb) and the trailer for IB made me think that the latter was going to be all dumb violence with Nazis. There's a bit, but there's also a lot of patience and tension and twists and turns.
FuzzyCo grade: A