The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) – Movie Review

Review of 2018 movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West.

Director: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
• Tim Blake Nelson as Buster Scruggs
• Willie Watson as The Kid
• David Krumholtz as Frenchman in Saloon
• E.E. Bell as Saloon Piano Player
• Clancy Brown as Çurly Joe[b]

Near Algodones
• James Franco as Cowboy
• Stephen Root as Teller
• Ralph Ineson as The Man in Black
• Jesse Luken as Drover

Meal Ticket
• Liam Neeson as Impresario
• Harry Melling as Artist (Harrison)

All Gold Canyon
• Tom Waits as Prospector
• Sam Dillon as Young Man

The Gal Who Got Rattled
• Zoe Kazan as Alice Longabaugh
• Bill Heck as Billy Knapp
• Grainger Hines as Mr. Arthur
• Jackamoe Buzzell as Another Man
• Jefferson Mays as Gilbert Longabaugh
• Ethan Dubin as Matt

The Mortal Remains
• Tyne Daly as Lady (Mrs. Betjeman)
• Brendan Gleeson as Irishman (Clarence)
• Jonjo O’Neill as Englishman (Thigpen)
• Saul Rubinek as Frenchman (René)
• Chelcie Ross as Trapper

Genre: Comedy | Drama | Musical | Mystery | Romance | Western
Release Date: November 16, 2018 (Netflix)
Runtime: 2h 13min
Production Companies: Annapurna Pictures
Distributed by: Netflix
US MPAA Rating: R

DANNYMALT SCORE: 8.0
IMDB Score: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metascore: 78

Review Scores as of November 25, 2018.

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