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True Grit Reviews

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View
May 1, 2011
The brothers' fidelity to Portis' novel not only honors a great literary achievement but also makes for a narrative with fascinating interruptions, digressions and enigmatic encounters...
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 4, 2011
This isn't the deepest Western or the most thoughtful Coen brothers film, but dang if it isn't a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
There's a first time for everything and, finally, now there's a Coen Brothers movie that you can watch alongside your parents without them complaining that it's too weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
March 6, 2011
Does Damon spend the whole movie doing his Matthew McConaughey impression? Yeah. If you've seen the bit in question, it's actually kind of distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 26, 2011
Más que una remake, una readaptación de la novela original hecha con mayor fidelidad. En sus mejores momentos (y Temple de Acero tiene varios buenos momentos) los Coen siguen demostrando por qué son dos de los más brillantes cineastas de la actualidad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Hurst
Christianity Today
February 25, 2011
Bridges is a riot, and Damon proves himself once again. But it's Steinfeld who most amazes; more than a child actor, she's an actual performer, playing a character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2011
It's a superior film in every way to Henry Hathaway's original, though that film shouldn't be discounted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
February 14, 2011
This masterful, touching, and hugely entertaining picture is a rousing depiction of manly leadership and moral certitude set in a world unencumbered by political correctness.
Philip French
Guardian
February 14, 2011
The Coen brothers' excellent western True Grit is a second and rather different version of Charles Portis's novel, rather than a remake of the 1969 film that brought John Wayne an Oscar as the one-eyed bounty hunter Marshal Rooster Cogburn.
February 14, 2011
Solid, classy entertainment with something for practically everyone, from casual film fans to Coen brothers obsessives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
February 11, 2011
True Grit is the third film the Coen brothers have made since the triumph of No Country for Old Men. It's just as characteristic and deserves just as much success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Walsh
Independent (UK)
February 11, 2011
At an uncertain time for heroes in America, there's no wonder it's packing 'em in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 11, 2011
The Dude fills the Duke's boots for straight-shooting Coens.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 11, 2011
What makes True Grit truly brilliant, however, isn't just the Coens' reverence for the style and tone of the Westerns of yesteryear, but the John Ford-inspired manner in which they manage to both epitomise and eulogise the myth of the Old West...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 11, 2011
Até mesmo John Wayne seria obrigado a reconhecer a superioridade desta nova versão.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 10, 2011
Like a cowboy lassoed behind a horse, the Coen brothers have dragged the Western kicking and screaming into the 21st Century... and How!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 10, 2011
It meanders along, convinced of its own idiosyncratic suavity, never venturing out of its makers' comfort zones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 10, 2011
The Coens are nothing if not film buffs, and their framings lovingly copy earlier movies, most noticeably John Ford's The Searchers and Charles Laughton's Night Of The Hunter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 10, 2011
This True Grit is a very impressive piece of work, beautifully photographed by Roger Deakins, and if you had never seen the original, it might be getting even higher praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
February 10, 2011
A riveting ride with a fabulous cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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