November 18, 2018

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is in select theaters on November 16th, 2018.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a Netflix movie that takes viewers back to the days of the Wild West. It is a medley of stories that range from comedy to drama and several genres in between. Can the Coen brothers create another original masterpiece or are Westerns not their area of expertise?

This movie was originally made for television release and it is evident from the beginning. It is set up like a book of random stories that have no connection to each other. Before each one starts as actual book flips open its pages. This could have easily been the opening scene for each story had they been split up in episodic form.

Even put together as a movie it was still interesting to watch, some more than others. It seemed like they put their best ones in the beginning and the quality dwindled from there. They were still interesting despite this but I wish they were mixed differently.

The greatest part of this being on Netflix is if you do not like one of the stories you can skip past it and go right into the next one. Since they have no relation to each other you could choose to only watch the funny, suspenseful or dramatic stories depending on your taste.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Ashley Ashley (Contributing Editor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi.
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