True Grit Reviews

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 5, 2011
Far too often for True Grit to quite overcome, [Wayne's] larger-than-life turn flirts with, if not outright topples into, self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Lazily directed by Hathaway, it's pleasant enough, if rather too self-consciously coy.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 26, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 1, 2010
Somehow it comes off like a TV celebrity roast.
Moira Walsh
America Magazine
July 29, 2015
An undeniably vivid, exceedingly well directed (by veteran Henry Hathaway) frontier tale that "tells it like it was."
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
One of the glories of True Grit is that it recognizes Wayne's special presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 21, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
January 1, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 26, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 14, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 24, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2010
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
December 22, 2010
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
December 22, 2010
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 24, 2010
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
January 3, 2011
Tim Basham
Paste Magazine
December 25, 2010
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
December 22, 2010
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
December 23, 2010
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 25, 2010

ComingSoon.net
December 24, 2010
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Los Angeles Times
December 25, 2010

Dark Horizons
December 26, 2010

Urban Cinefile
January 24, 2011
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