The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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As a cops-and-robbers extravagance, it would be a good, if stubbornly routine, job. Its special distinction is that it pauses every few minutes for an illustrated lecture on the internal operations of the FBI.
This dreamscape of vice is the American cinematic paradise, a visual and aural carnival appropriate to the gang leader played by Richard Widmark in high psychotic gear.
Vivid, rousing crime film depicts its tough urban area as a paradise for men.
...engaging thanks to some expectedly hard-bitten dialogue and Widmark's charismatic, sinister performance.
The film noir gets its colorful flavorings from star Richard Widmark playing another psychopathic killer like he did in Kiss of Death.
Essentially a propaganda piece with J. Edgar Hoover's fingerprints all over it. Still, it's taunt, methodical and filled with noteworthy performances. Not great but not at all bad.
When you base a crime movie on actual cases they're either brilliant or boring. This one is in between.
Richard Widmark offers his usual fine performance but the film is seriously dated.
A noir that isn't necessary, but good.
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