The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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This familiar pattern of headstrong girl and passions brimming beneath the surface is well directed by first time Scottish helmer Gillies MacKinnon, though the pace slows in middle reels as plot gives way to the troupe's enjoyable stage performances.
It seems like everyone had a ball; I know I did.
This absorbing film boasts several outstanding performances as well as a richness in both story and character that is much too rare these days.
With time, place and mood sensitively evoked, this is solid, intelligent entertainment, mercifully free of the usual 'Oirish' clichés.
There's magic in it.
Mr. Finney, looking puffy and ravaged in the role of a man who has lost much of himself to drink (and whose obsessive interest in Tara somehow offers him the chance of redemption), brings a furious, buried intensity to Hegarty's longing.
Not amazing but watchable.
The wry Irish wit sits like froth on the head of a glass of Guinness, masking a deceptively bitter brew.
The film is set in 1957, before TV and cars became popular, thus explaining the centrality of two institutions in the Irish village: the church and the theater.
This bit of blarney depicts a sweet, silly love triangle in 1950s provincial Ireland.
Rfeveals the delights and the drawbacks of small town life.
All in all, The Playboys is an Irish treat.
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