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True Grit Reviews

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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.
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+
December 25, 2010
The Coens have made careers out of slyly subverting and expanding the genres they take on. Dial that back and you're left with an inherent disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2010
Uninspired compared to previous efforts, making it fairly blatant the Coens should stick to their own original material.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 11, 2010
I knew Duke Wayne [no one who knew him called him "John"] -- and Jeff Bridges, you're no Duke Wayne.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
February 9, 2011
A series of photogravures formed into an elegant, high-toned flip book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2010
This disappointing Coen Brothers foray into the Western genre has little of the Brothers' trademark quality and barely improves on the John Wayne original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 21, 2010
The brothers prove they can play it straight, but they're preferred, for better and worse, at a sharp angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2010
No doubt many will favorably compare 'True Grit' to 'No Country for Old Men' (2007) and rightfully so...I see no reason why someone like Sarah Palin would not love this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0
December 22, 2010
The Coens' version of True Grit remains faithful to the Portis novel, although much of the book's humor falls flat in the course of its delivery in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2010
If there's one thing I don't need in my Christmas stocking this year, it's a sorry, lumbering and unasked-for remake of the 1969 sagebrush saga True Grit.
December 25, 2010
Another "edgy" movie by the Coens filled with the usual comic mixture of sadism and misanthropy, this time expressed through its two lead male characters, a bushwhacker veteran and a Texas Ranger, two of America's most malignant forces.
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 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
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
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
May 18, 2011
A marvelous film. The highlight is the performance of Hailee Steinfeld as the young heroine, Mattie Ross, but also boasting strong turns by Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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