Netflix | Release Date: November 9, 2018
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ScienceAdvisorNov 16, 2018
Six short stories, not a comprehenisve story. It starts off amzingly well but grows ever more stale with each successive story. Until you are left trying to remember why you were so anxious to see this, and remember that you thought it wasSix short stories, not a comprehenisve story. It starts off amzingly well but grows ever more stale with each successive story. Until you are left trying to remember why you were so anxious to see this, and remember that you thought it was a movie, not a collection of unlinked short stories of uneven temperment. Expand
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mdbackesNov 17, 2018
Ballad of Buster Scruggs is the Coen brothers through and through. Blackly funny, genuinely eccentric, featuring excellent actors and incredible cinematography. What might go unnoticed is that Buster Scruggs contains some of the best shortBallad of Buster Scruggs is the Coen brothers through and through. Blackly funny, genuinely eccentric, featuring excellent actors and incredible cinematography. What might go unnoticed is that Buster Scruggs contains some of the best short filmmaking in decades. More than a few of these short films have the richness of storytelling typically only found in feature length films. I really enjoyed it and will certainly rewatch it. Congrats to Netflix for making it. Expand
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krumpsteadNov 16, 2018
Much like this film, watching the Coen Brothers movies has been a roller coaster of emotion throughout the years. Some of them are my all-time favorites and others I could barely finish. That isn't a failure on their part. It speaks to theirMuch like this film, watching the Coen Brothers movies has been a roller coaster of emotion throughout the years. Some of them are my all-time favorites and others I could barely finish. That isn't a failure on their part. It speaks to their ability to create art that can be enjoyed by a diverse group of people, and this movie will speak to each of those groups in different ways.

This film is truly their opus magnum. It has the absurd, awkward and dark comedy that their fans love, but also the deeply dramatic elements. You will go from seeing ridiculously funny and upbeat segments to some of the most depressing things ever filmed. It runs the gamut of every thematic element they have covered in their wide library of films and ties it together in one piece. If I had to guess what audience reactions will be, I would say they will probably focus on the brutally dark elements rather than enjoying the piece as a whole. It's unfortunate if that occurs because this film will walk you through every human emotion masterfully and because of that I feel it transcends simple entertainment. It will leave you evaluating what you just experienced and in the end this is what every filmmaker hopes to accomplish.
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flowerpowerNov 17, 2018
I found it a little bit slow during the end, but overall very enjoyable, beautifully shot, and both funny and dark at times.
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Corky_RamirezNov 17, 2018
I really enjoyed the film. The vignettes are connected through common themes and tone, I really enjoyed all of them. Liam Neeson's performance especially stood out to me, as well as Zoe Kazan's. I'd highly recommend checking it out if youI really enjoyed the film. The vignettes are connected through common themes and tone, I really enjoyed all of them. Liam Neeson's performance especially stood out to me, as well as Zoe Kazan's. I'd highly recommend checking it out if you have the opportunity. Expand
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