I just saw it. I liked it. As far as historical accuracy, it's a Tarantino movie. If you want historical accuracy, go see "Lincoln". It is clearly a revenge fantasy, just like Inglorious Basterds was, and that is fine with me. But despite the inaccuracy and the over-the top violence and explosions that are Tarantino trademarks, I thought it was a good film. I thought the actors were all terrific. I enjoyed the cameos. I also thought QT did a great job juxtaposing the supposed refinement of these great southern plantations with the inhuman brutality that all that refinement was built on. And highlighted how everyone involved in the system was implicated in it (like Candie's sister, for example).
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.
Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.