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True Grit Reviews

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January 10, 2011
151115: A classic. Nobody is as bad, yet loveable, as John Wayne's Rooster Cogburn.
September 30, 2012
John Wayne had to play a "one-eyed fat man" before the Motion Picture Academy considered him worthy of an Oscar.
½ August 20, 2015
True Grit's rating is boosted with John Wayne's presence.
½ August 13, 2015
Humorous, epic, and smart as a whip, "True Grit" is an all-American western and classic.
½ November 8, 2014
Entertaining and exciting with a memorable performance from John Wayne, True Grit ranks among one of the finest westerns ever made!
June 28, 2015
A John Wayne classic that just slightly manages to get outclassed by it's remake. Still a great western film.
½ May 26, 2015
Driven by great performances from Wayne and Darby, along with impeccable writing and the fascinating character of Rooster Cogburn, True Grit is one of the greatest revenge stories of all time.
April 7, 2014
Hey, it's the Duke! That remake was junk compared to the real thing! If you want to watch a cowboy movie, this better be on your list or you will miss out!
April 2, 2006
John Wayne's best movie ever!
½ May 13, 2015
85% on my Tomatometer.
May 2, 2015
forgettable characters (outside the main duo), alot of boring moments and hasn't aged well. However the setting is beautiful, the characters don't get along (which is very entertaining) and a bitter ending: these things you don't see nowadays.
½ April 6, 2015
John Wayne is inevitably Boss,and Kim Darby is perfect as the stubborn, serious,14-going-on-30 girl out for revenge.The short hair is perfect.The interaction between both and La Boeuf is very interesting,as the partnership of the 2 men withers and the girl finds a way into the old gruff bastardīs heart.

I love how she chooses,after hearing the options,Rooster Cogburn because he sounds like he has "True Grit".Girl knows what she wants,no-nonsense.And nice intro song,unlike in The Searchers.
Super Reviewer
April 2, 2015
John Wayne starred in this revisionist Western tale of a young girl's revenge. Three unlikely individuals set on the dangerous quest together.Mattie Ross' father was killed by an outlaw, she then hired drunken marshall Cogburn to help her catch the killer. Along the way, Texas ranger La Boeuf wanted to catch the killer for bounty.

It's a two hour of fun, the acting of Mattie was a bit slacking but overall still quite enjoyable and the music was great too.
½ March 4, 2015
Although many websites claim the remake is better, they don't understand the heart John Wayne and Glen Campbell exuded in this great flick.
½ March 4, 2015
Although many websites claim the remake is better, they don't understand the heart John Wayne and Glen Campbell exuded in this great flick.
March 1, 2015
I think I like Jeff Bridge's Rooster Cogburn better because unlike John Wayne, he doesn't look constantly constipated and believably gets it done than the way slower and more feeble Duke looks.
½ December 4, 2014
***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***
½ October 9, 2014
While strange to watch such choppy dialogue and overdramatic acting from the cast of John Wayne, Kim Darby and newcomer Glenn Campbell, it is a sign of the times. A classic that is probably the most violent G rated movie ever, but adorable, humorous and adventurous all at the same time in the vein of Indiana Jones. I'm curious to see the difference in the new version by the Coen Brothers, which is supposed to be more faithful to the book.
July 24, 2011
A very competent western, but having seen the remake prior to it, nothing was very surprising or new.
½ June 14, 2012
(First and only viewing - 6/14/2012)
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