Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs starts up with three gangbuster stories. Expectations for a Coen Brothers film are high based on their canon of work. Even their failures are magnificent.  This film is a lyrical mystical western anthology of six tales. Impeccable cinematography and pristine music are front and center for each story whether they succeed or not. There are diminishing returns as the two hour and ten-minute film progresses. The cast is game without anyone shining due to limited screen time. Ultimately, the comedic pleasures make this a worthwhile experience.

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