The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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It unavoidably loses some of its brilliance on film: much of the fun was the suspense of seeing live actors survive the demands of the slapstick. But Bogdanovich's frenetic transplant supplies so many belly laughs it seems ill-spirited to complain.
Sexual innuendo in farce about actors putting on a play.
one can't help laughing at at least some of the film's best gags
Extremely energetic theater farce benefits from a colorful (and inexhaustable) ensemble.
Works much better as stage vehicle, but loaded with stars and laughs.
Someone turned the farce up to eleven.
A hilarious movie
Very entertaining theater comedy. Maintains theatrical feel as the farce continues.
It was better on stage, but the movie isn't unwatchable
Okay film version of a play that probably works better onstage.
Muito engraÃ§ado, diversÃ£o do inicio ao fim.
I can't imagine how this play is accomplished on live stage (and it is). Well I have seen a live theater version of this play now, and I still can't imagine the talent necessary to make it as successful as the movie. A miscast character can ruin quite a few scenes and it is hard to get the entrances and exits as snappy as this appears 'cause there is the benefit of cutting the film. The ensemble cast in this movie is outstanding. And I can't praise the TIMING of the action and dialog enough! This is THE farce to end all farces!
Drama club people like this type of stuff. Those darn drama club people. The real play was good, but did I really need to see a movie of a play of a play?
It was cute. It wasn't as horrible as I had heard it was. I do agree that it doesn't translate as well on screen. Go see the live version it is absolutely hilarious.
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