The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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The film's value is in its portrait of Ruth, and her independence as a solo outsider in a vast, uncaring city.
Koechlin, a striking woman with a slim frame, horse mouth, and big turbulent eyes, has screen presence enough to kick along the frequently-stalling psychodrama up to an ending that seems like a tossing up of hands.
A brave performance from Kalki Koechlin is certainly the highlight, but not the only reason to seek out this film.
The film's arc is predictable - not least because Kashyap doesn't show us much of the local city to help us escape from her lurid life.
This sordid soap opera ... goes beyond gritty and into the realm of grimy -- and, at times, downright icky
The yarn flounders under a crush of declamatory dialogue, sheds its plumage in an overheated final act and no amount of delirious closeups of Koechlin's lovely face (shot by her director husband, Anurag Kashyap) can restore its sheen.
Flounders into a predictable series of extravagantly well-lit clichés that tend to plague daughter-seeks-daddy narratives.
Anurag Kashyap's 'That Girl in Yellow Boots' boosts strong performances of characters playing out a gritty script
Predictability. Stupidity. Even after accepting that I'm not to expect logic from a fictional tale, the way it's all summed up only left me extremely annoyed at the end of the movie. Thank goodness that I soon had a distraction, and therefore, it lasted only for moments.
SPOILER ALERT: Maybe some Indians are still too conservative to digest such stories, but there are many exceptional cases like me. So, saying that its gritty subject is why I've rated it this low (or is it high according to you?) isn't applicable here. It doesn't matter whether or not you're Indian, it's the stupidity that pissed me off. Ruth goes to her father's house, but leaves it before even facing him and trying to know the truth. Without getting to the core of the issue, she asks for a gun & gets one. Now, when she already knows why she's asking for a gun, why not use it? Is the gun not real? Or does it not have any bullet? Or it doesn't work? Or was it just to scare him? Unless any of those highly unlikely circumstances, why not use it? I thought she'd shoot him or herself, but nopes. I don't find that realistic, if that's the excuse. But who knows, to each, their own.
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