The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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An excellent Western. Jerome Morris' score is one of the all-time greats, standing in the company of Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven theme and Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western contributions as the genre's best.
Burl Ives won the Supporting Actor Oscar for playing a patriarch in William Wyler's sprawling, overlong Western, though the award also might have been given to him for similar part in Cat on Hot Tin Roof.
Overblown western meant to debunk the western myth.
Wide open-spaced mega western, full of stars, color, and a great Jerome Moross score.
As Charlton Heston explained ..., 'it's connected with the American ethos - America was made for Westerns.'
A classic pacifist Western that feels always fluid (even with a long running time of almost three hours) and is most certainly an intelligent allegory of Cold War, boasting a memorable score and a great cast, especially Burl Ives in an Oscar-winning performance.
Excellent Movie, Charlton Heston arrives in a western town looking like a typical gentlemen from the east, he has to prove himself not only to local cow hands but also to the father of his future bride. Story has many turns and twist. Interesting to see Burl Ives and Chuck Connors in this movie. A Classic that should be of value in any collection. 5 Stars
It's a big movie. Don't get lost.
Intelligent and handsome western with a strong cast, but many will find it a bit too long on talk and a little too short on action; especially considering it's 3 hour length.
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