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True Grit Reviews

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September 8, 2017
Disappointing overall, though entertaining at times, True Grit isn't exactly the Coen brothers best movie but they get an A for effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 21, 2017
But the Coen brothers' version of Portis's story, despite its pedigree, large budget, and superlative thespians, lacks a full-on punch.
August 11, 2017
Frontier justice is, at best and at worst, half blind.
March 11, 2016
The sharp humour of the film and flashes of eccentricity, such as a henchman who only communicates using animal noises, show the Coens' unique personality, but as a whole True Grit is beautifully, simply classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2015
The year's best film. Deeply moving and entirely unexpected.
September 15, 2013
A fascinating study in how two films can follow the same source material fairly closely but come up with interpretations so tonally, spiritually different--but equally valid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 11, 2013
Fantastic performances all around, great dialogue and damn fine filmmaking make this one of the best of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 1, 2013
With his leisurely growl, somewhere between trail-grizzled and post-nap, Bridges sounds as if he's talking through his collar, in a vocal performance that's entertaining no matter what he's saying.
May 25, 2013
Duke has been usurped by the Dude, and I couldn't be more thrilled by the experience of watching one of our finest actors take a role as iconic as Rooster Cogburn and indisputably make it his own.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 21, 2012
It may not rank among the Coen Brothers' greatest works, but their new adaptation of the Portis novel is intriguing to watch, beautifully filmed, and well worth taking a look at for the fascinating characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2012
True Grit is as close to Disney as the Coens get. And go figure, this time out, it is meant as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
April 15, 2012
Non-gritty update a step up from John Wayne and Glen Campbell
November 5, 2011
... The best of both worlds: a classic Western and classic Coen brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 2, 2011
...a traditional Western that's been augmented with a number of irresistibly off-kilter elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2011
Not as out-there as Lebowski, as bleak as No Country, or as twisted as Fargo, but it crackles, like a good campfire, with colorful Coen flourishes all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
Either I'm softening on the Coens or they are softening themselves. Not as darkly comic as their prior films, this western is easily one of their better films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2011
The dialogue zings with period flourish and point-blank delivery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2011
Jeff Bridges is rough and rowdy marshal Ruben "Rooster" Cogburn, and manages to put his own stamp on the role made famous in 1969 by John Wayne. It's no surprise that he knows how to bring a wide palette of colors to this character, and he seems to be...
June 13, 2011
The title refers to the trait Mattie needs in her avenger, though the film sympathizes with the criminal outcasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 11, 2011
... the most accessible and successful (financially speaking) film of their career.
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