The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an American western anthology film directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

Official trailers

Netflix on Monday, November 05, 2018 released the trailer:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | Trailer #2 | Netflix.

Story intro

The film is presented in the form of a short story collection called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Other Tales of the American Frontier. Segments in between depict a hand turning the pages of a book as it goes through the six chapters. Buster Scruggs is a happy-go-lucky singing cowboy clad in white who travels atop his horse Dan. He explains to the audience that he is considered an outlaw and a "misanthrope", though he claims that he does not hate his fellow man. He steps into a criminal filled bar to ask for whiskey, but the owner turns him down due to his appearance. When he is threatened by another outlaw, Buster shoots him and the rest of the outlaws in a fantastic display before heading into town. He steps into a saloon where he is forced to check his guns at the door. He sits to a game of poker only to discover that the man before him had a losing hand. As he tries to talk his way out of the game, another player named Çurly Joe threatens him with a concealed weapon. Buster flips a board from the table and has the gun go off repeatedly into Joe's face and then proceeds to get the whole bar to sing with him about Joe's death. Joe's brother calls Buster out into the street for a duel, but Buster quickly blasts each of his individual fingers off before finishing him off. A young man clad in black arrives and challenges Buster to a duel. To Buster's own surprise, he is shot clean in the head and admits that he knew this was coming for him. Both the young man and Buster sing a duet as the latter floats into heaven complete with angel wings and a harp.


Tim Blake Nelson
Buster Scruggs
Willie Watson
The Kid
David Krumholtz
Frenchman in Saloon
E.E. Bell
Saloon Piano Player
Clancy Brown
Çurly Joe
James Franco
Stephen Root
Ralph Ineson
The Man in Black
Jesse Luken
Liam Neeson
Harry Melling
Artist (Harrison)
Tom Waits
Zoe Kazan
Alice Longabaugh
Bill Heck
Billy Knapp
Grainger Hines
Mr. Arthur
Jackamoe Buzzell
Another Man
Jefferson Mays
Tyne Daly
Lady (Mrs. Betjamin)
Brendan Gleeson
Irishman (Clarence)
Jonjo O'Neill
Saul Rubinek
Frenchman (René)
Chelcie Ross


The film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was scheduled to be released by Netflix on August 31, 2018 (Venice) and on November 16, 2018 (United States).

The duration of the film is 133 minutes.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

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