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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018 Netflix)

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by Eric H, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Eric H

    Eric H AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    This is an Anthology film from the Coen Brothers with six short stories of the old west.

    I'm halfway through and am enjoying it immensely.

    Being a Coen Bros film of course a lot of strange, interesting, and sometimes violent things happen.
     

     

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  2. peerson

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    Overall, pretty good. Some disturbing moments (but is IS a Coen Bros Film). Well acted. Lots of pretty famous stars in this one.
     
  3. StimpyWan

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    I liked "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" and the "All Gold Canyon" segments the best. But, all were very good. Tim Blake Nelson and Stephen Root gave their usual amazing performances.

    And this definitely felt like a Coen Brothers film. I love the atmosphere of their movies. So familiar and yet slightly disjointed, and out of sync, to known reality.

    Oh, "The Gal Who Got Rattled". :(
     
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  4. beister

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    Liked it too!
     
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  5. Eric H

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    Finished it last night. The acting and writing was superb, the Coens are great storytellers.

    And Liam Neeson, that was so Un-Schindler like.
     
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    worth watching just for the amazing scenery and camera work
     
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  7. macyjrm

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    The Coens could do a movie on Wal Mart inventory practices and it would be really interesting. Love those guys.
     
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  8. jmchrislip

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    I'll be watching over the holiday. Can't wait.
     
  9. hjames

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    Absolutely! Tho there were moments here and there that made me smile, the best laugh was the farce of the first story - Tim Blake Nelson is such an over the top hoot - even after the final gun-play! I wanted that one to go longer!
    Waits had a great role as well ... And the story of Alice on the Oregon trail was inspired - (I woulda sworn that the actor who played Billy Knapp was probably Clint Eastwood's son!)
    but - some of the stories were just odd quirky things that just ended with an odd flavor -
    The bank robbery, The Meal ticket, the Stagecoach folks ...
    Not bad for a made for TV movie!
    And the scenery - even the minnows over gravel in the stream!
     
  10. Tom Brennan

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    It was OK; what I expected of the Coens.
     
  11. onwardjames

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    Looking forward to watching this. Good to see Tim Blake Nelson get an opportunity to shine, I thought he was a treasure in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
     

     

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  12. davidb1

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    I watched this last night because of this thread and I'm glad I did!
     
  13. Wolverine

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    I have already watched it twice and it has all of the great elements that are part of a Coen Brothers movie.

    Still on the fence about the true "fate" of the stagecoach passengers in the last tale.
     
  14. bjlefebvre

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    I watched the first half on Wednesday - would have watched it all but I hadn't noticed it was available until it had already been way past my bedtime - but loved the first two stories. The "Meal Ticket" was a bit too slow and bleak for my taste - and I'm a huge Coen Bros. fan - but looking forward to finishing up tonight. I had planned to watch it last night, but No Country For Old Men popped up and took precedence.
     
  15. timofred

    timofred I'm just a garbage man...

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    Thoroughly enjoyed it,
    had every element I expect from the Coens.

    Why was their luggage left on the coach ???
     
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    Because where they were going, they didn't need it and you can't take it with you. :angel:
     
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  17. timofred

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    :dunno::idea:
    Well,
    it is the Coen brothers.......

    Two well dressed grim reapers ???
     
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  18. hjames

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    And, it was the end of the line - the stagecoach turned around and went back where it came from.
     
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    I think I will have to check this one out. Thanks for the heads up. I am anxiously awaiting the new season of Black Mirror as well. It should be out before the end of the year.
     
  20. Bobcat

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    I too watched as a result of this thread.

    BTW, I thought that was Milton at the bank!
     
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