Ultimately, Basterds is just tedious to watch, not necessarily because it’s so talky, but because the talkiness is supremely vacant… We’re told a lot, and shown very little.
Frankly, I’m surprised. I thought it would be a mindless gore-fest, not a gab-fest. Already clocking in at nearly 150 minutes, it remains to be seen if Tarantino will edit it in advance of an official US release. Longworth seems to feel that his career might be riding on this one.