The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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The far-fetched plotting eventually goes so far over the top that pic flirts with inventing a new genre of film noir camp.
It would be facile to say it substitutes style for content; actually, it substitutes stylishness for style.
Stylistic but ultimately unsatisfying.
Hilary Henkin's script isn't as smart as it thinks it is, and only Olin's breathtakingly excessive femme fatale hits the right note of campy panache.
For all its promise, and for all the brittle beauty of Dariusz Wolski's cinematography, Romeo Is Bleeding eventually collapses under the weight of its violent affectations.
A satire that has the unfortunate tendency to take itself too seriously.
Lena Olin delivers a bravura performance that overwhelms everything else in the picture, much like a tsunami laying way to a seaside shack.
It's a senseless, tasteless and demented postmodern noir that has about as much class as a gimpy $10 Times Square hooker.
This is a battle-of-the-sexes movie played out at such a pitch of pervsity and amorality that it ultimately becomes rather laughable.
[It's] never content with one cliche when it can shovel on ten.
The cast tries to make up for the script's hollowness by hurling themselves headlong into the sort of bloody, sweating, spittle-spewing performances that can sometimes turn thin material into personal triumphs, but to little avail.
An underrated gem. Gary Oldman is amazing.
Gary literally saves this movie from just being another crime and double-agent clusterfuck like so many noir films that tried too hard to be noir. Everyone has an angle and the jazz music ensues, I'll be damned if I don't like it though.
films like this give noir a bad name. oldman's voiceover is irritating, the script is all over the place and the final result is more sleazy than stylish. almost quit on it a couple times but it kept promising to get better...then went completely off the deep end. the only thing worth watching here is lena olin's psychotic lingerie-clad hitwoman. she's pretty great. what a waste
Olin is fantastic, but the movie is overcooked.
Not as good as I remember it was. But of course, Gary Oldman was incredible.
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