True Grit


Action / Adventure / Drama / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 265824


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January 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM



Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross
Matt Damon as LaBoeuf
Josh Brolin as Tom Chaney
649.79 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 50 min
P/S 12 / 151

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jellydude 10 / 10

Great movie

It' such a great movie. I think that the actress that played Mattie is amazing especially when she was only 14. I should congratulate Hailee Steinfeld of making Mattie such a great and enjoyable character But i know that i'm 12 doen't mean i don't understand what's happening. I also know how to feel for the characters. I think that i like the 2010 version than the 1969, but that's my opinion. I know it's a re-make and people don't normally like re-makes, because they're classics. But i'm born in the 21st century which means i like more newer movies than older. That's all i need said also i know that i have wasted my time typing this BUT WHATEVER!!! IT'S NOT LIKE I CARE. ~kaikaiwolf322

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun 8 / 10

Time just gets away from us.

Jeff Bridges gets to put his own spin on the character of Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn, first portrayed by an Oscar-winning John Wayne in the 1969 film adaptation. Rooster is hired by a very plucky 14 year old girl, Mattie Ross (debuting Hailee Steinfeld), who wants to avenge her father. Dad was murdered by the cowardly Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), who made out for Indian territory and who may now be riding with an outlaw, Ned Pepper (Barry Pepper), and his gang. They are joined by a determined Texas Ranger, LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who wants to arrest Chaney for a crime committed in the Lone Star state.

This new version of the Charles Portis novel was scripted and directed by the great filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, who treat the material respectfully, even reverently. The dialogue is antiquated, yet quite literate, and it truly comes to life when spoken by this well-chosen cast. The story is straightforward and without filler, the pacing very efficient. Serious at times (and funny at other times), the film never veers too far into melodrama. It hits the ground running, with an older Mattie (Elizabeth Marvel) narrating and giving us the back story of Mr. Ross' killing. Two frequent Coen brothers collaborators work some real magic: cinematographer Roger Deakins, whose widescreen compositions are wonderful, and composer Carter Burwell, whose music is breathtaking.

Bridges completely disappears inside the role of the surly, tough, hard drinking marshal, while Damon gives one of his better performances. Brolin and Pepper don't show up until around the 80 minute mark, but do extremely effective work. As soon as you meet Chaney, you know you loathe him; he's that much of a heel. The strong supporting cast includes Dakin Matthews, Paul Rae, Domhnall Gleeson, and Leon Russom; it's also great to see Jarlath Conroy from George Romeros' "Day of the Dead" as the undertaker. But young Steinfeld leaves the greatest impression, giving us a heroine who is capable, determined, and very mature for her age, a girl who can hold her own dealing with a character like Stonehill (Matthews).

"True Grit" 2010 is sometimes violent (and strikingly so), but is basically just a good, solid example of impassioned storytelling that maintains viewer interest for the better part of two hours.

Eight out of 10.

Reviewed by larz928 1 / 10

Who wrote the dialog?

Terrible. People didn't speak like that in the late 19th Century. I have early recordings from around the turn of the century, and except for an Eastern accent, people actually spoke in contractions just like we do today! They wouldn't be that hard to understand. Some dialog coach decided that every word should be spoken without contractions in a robotic manner. I tried to keep it out of my mind, but the delivery of almost every actor was so stilted that I couldn't continue after 20 minutes of "See Dick run. Run, run, run. See Jane. See Jane run. See Spot run, run run run." It ruined the movie for me. I don't care what happened in it. I deleted it from my queue.

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