Reviews: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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  • [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: As I look back on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, I find that it will try some people’s patience. Personally, I can appreciate what the Coen Brothers are going for while not fully embracing it.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: I can’t say I loved The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, but I still very much admire everything that went into making the film, and it still has the kind of uniquely entertaining and thoughtful experience that only the Coens could provide.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Imagine the nerve required to make your best character only one-sixth of your movie. The rest had better be good. It is! I do not claim all of the six short stories are as good as “Buster Scruggs”, they are not, but they are all mesmerizing and delivered in that peculiar Coen brothers method. It’s not six Coen films for the price of one; it feels like six stories the brothers had to get out of them somehow.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Because there’s also something to be desired in each alone, though, the feature-length construction definitely helps [it prove a unified success].
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: The story of the story how the west was won.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Following the idiosyncratic filmmaking duo’s salute to the Golden Age of Hollywood with Hail, Caesar!, here’s a film that once again gives way to their more sardonic sensibilities.
  • Júlio Cézar Rodrigues @ Megalomania Cultural [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: This is a fantastic and beautifully shot revisionist western, with the typically crude humour and notions of morality of the Coen’s past movies.