DirkH’s review published on Letterboxd:
If there is one person who understands the power of language it is one Mr. Tarantino. He has already proven he is a master of dialogue and here he pushes himself even further and tries his hands at writing dialogue not only in a completely different time period but also in not one but three other languages than English.
And the thing that increases the insane amount of respect I already had for the man is the fact that he succeeds superbly in capturing the cadence and flair we've come to expect from him in all of them.
Tarantino is never one for the complicated plot, he is all about the narrative, both visual and lingual. Here, he perhaps finds the best balance between the two yet. The film looks authentic and has a beautiful feel to it. From rural France to the beautiful theater, it all looks stunning and betrays an eye for detail that is always present in his work but not always evident.
Tarantino crafts a great tale of revenge, doused in love of cinema and covered with a lovely hint of nostalgia. There is a clear sense of fun with a lob sided grin, best represented in the absolutely breathtaking performance by Waltz. He gives us one of the best characters ever created and manages to capture and embody everything I mentioned earlier that makes this film so great.
This is one of Tarantino's best and deserving of all the praise it gets, will get and should get.