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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

R
Movie
2018
2h 12m
English
Western, Comedy, Drama
Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.
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WATCHMODE
7.3
IMDB
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
84

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Tim Blake Nelson
Buster Scruggs (segment "The Ballad...
Willie Watson
The Kid (segment "The Ballad of Bus...
Clancy Brown
Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of B...
Danny McCarthy
Curly Joe's Brother (segment "The B...
David Krumholtz
Frenchman (segment "The Ballad of B...
Thomas Wingate
Gun Check Man (segment "The Ballad ...
Tim DeZarn
Mean-Eyed Card Player (segment "The...
EE Bell
Piano Player (segment "The Ballad o...
Alejandro Patio
Cantina Bartender (segment "The Bal...
Tom Proctor
Cantina Bad Man (segment "The Balla...
Clinton Roberts
Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad o...
Matthew Willig
Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad o...
Jesse Youngblood
Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad o...
JJ Dashnaw
Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad o...
James Franco
Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
Stephen Root
Teller (segment "Near Algodones")
Ralph Ineson
Posse Leader (segment "Near Algodon...
Mike Watson
Posse (segment "Near Algodones")
Brian Brown
Posse (segment "Near Algodones")
Ryan Brown
Posse (segment "Near Algodones")
Richard Bucher
Posse (segment "Near Algodones")
Jesse Luken
Drover (segment "Near Algodones")
Michael Cullen
Judge (segment "Near Algodones")
Austin Rising
Bailiff (segment "Near Algodones")
James Scotty Augare
Comanche Chief (segment "Near Algod...
Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Written By: Joel Coen (Screenplay), Ethan Coen (Screenplay)

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faithful soul says...
5 years ago
Not every story sticks - the shorter tales fared better than the extended ones - but still an enjoyable, typically Coenesque view of the Old West.
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nmahoney416 says...
5 years ago
I'm not sure if this would of been better as a tv show or movie but either way it's great. It starts strong with Tim Blake Nelson's singing Buster Scruggs and keeps going. I love the Coen's humor and dialogue. Some of the stories are a little too long but they are all so good. It's a shame that it was given a full theatrical release.
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Absolut1on says...
5 years ago
I was quite enjoying the film in the beginning, the Buster Scruggs story was funny and entertaining while being violent enough to feel more serious. Then, as I was getting into it he dies. Now we have more mini stories, each me a and less entertaining. I may have been going in blind as I wasn't aware it would be like this, but it's a shame as I could have watched Buster for hours!
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alibx11 says...
5 years ago
I really liked this movie.... I've always liked westerns anyway but this was quite refreshing to watch.... First story very light hearted and amusing, some of the others getting a bit darker leaving a bit to the imagination, I'll not spoil it for anybody but definately worth a watch if you like westerns at all. Well filmed too with great apsects and atmosphere.
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AndrewBloom
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  5 years ago
[9.3/10] When I think about the things that connect the six different vignettes that make up *The Ballad of Buster Scruggs*, the Western-themed anthology film from the Coen Bros., I come up with the same two themes that are present throughout the duo’s filmography: uncertainty and death. That’s More
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Whitsbrain
9/10  2 years ago
The rare anthology that isn't of the Horror genre. Well, it may not be Horror, but it certainly is dark. But then, almost everything about the Old West seems a horrific way to live compared to the conveniences and luxuries most of us have today. I kept thinking about how much time a person that l More
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