- 2hr 13m
- 2hr 13m
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Movie Info & Cast
- James Franco
- Liam Neeson
- David Krumholtz
- Clancy Brown
- Brendan Gleeson
- Zoe Kazan
- Ralph Ineson
- Harry Melling
- Stephen Root
- Tom Waits
Did You Know?
- Was originally envisioned as a feature film, however the Coen's decided they had enough material to create a mini-series. After production finished, it was edited into a feature film after all.
- All of the chapters start with a page of a book, and each one has a drop cap which is always the first letter of the sentence. Except for Chapter 3, The Meal Ticket. It starts with a "T" drop cap, but then continues "The Wagon..."
- [after barely escaping being hung earlier and about to be hanged again, along with several other men, the cowboy sees a man sobb]
- Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones"): First time?
- [the man looks at him, confused]
Atom User Reviews
it is a different film altogether. I liked the story of Busker and he golddigger, who was played by Tom Waits.
Really enjoyed this movie as it was different; love the notion of coen bros directing an anthology and the different ways hey told stories of the Wild West though two of them didn’t end satisfyingly for me- the best are the ballad of buster Scruggs and the gal who got rattled. Very strong filmmaking and beautiful cinematography with great moments from the cast. Will watch again as soon as it’s on Netflix.
In its best scenes, this portmanteau of jauntily morbid fireside tales also offers a streak of something else, like the underground vein of gold that Tom Waits’ prospector patiently seeks: the small human moments of surprise, delight, and connection that lie somewhere between the first page of each life’s story and the last.
Ballad doesn’t reinvent the Coens’ sardonic, measured aesthetic, but the anthology’s looser structure allows them a friskiness that is welcome from such masterful veterans.
Part sincere and part smarmy, part amusing and part windy nonsense, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs plays like an old Western-themed vaudeville show featuring six unrelated sketches of drastically differing quality.