Anthology films are risky because mediocre segments can downgrade an entire film despite some segments being great. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is a masterpiece of a segment and “Near Algodones” is pretty darn good too. “Meal Ticket” was disappointing to me because it was all too repetitive and Liam Newsome felt wasted. “All Gold Canyon” was completely forgettable; I literally don’t remember what that segment was about. “The Gal Who Got Rattled” was good thanks to Zoe Kazan, but…
What was that?!
I have so many words, yet I’m also speechless.
I didn’t quite love it, but I was somehow entertained all throughout. I saw the social commentary it was attempting and loved how weird it got, but I don’t think the weirdness and the message meshed together too well.
Scroll way down for a joke that spoils the movie.