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½ April 12, 2017
"The wicked flee when none pursueth"
When we see that we must pay to travel and reach places to identify the body. When we see we must pay to return somethings where they belong. When we see to it that we pay our last respects to those in whom we saw and rather see one last time wearing the vary thing they would like seeing themselves prefer to wear in the afterlife. When we see we have to pay for things and arrange the proper way of seeing things. When seeing things the way they work people have to pay for their mistakes when all have to see what we do to those whom dont follow the system right. When what we don't see others can't pay when it's out of our hands and into another when we see some people always being righteous in our eyes that we see to it they deserve justice and let those pay for their injustices. When what we see we know we must pay to have one last chance to let the world see we are good to pay their respects rather then disrespects but it's too late for somethings rather then others. When life out here we see is hard that we need to get paid in order to live. When what we rather not see or pay when they don't see it our way or pay that we get rid. When we see we pay for the what we want when we want the meanest & toughest to do the job. When somethings we rather not see we pay no attention to when we have business in mind. When what we see we know we must pay our condolences and settle last bit of business we need to see get done when we need to get paid. When somethings we rather not see or pay when we have settle things another way. When we see some people drive a hard bargain to pay whatever to get those off our backs. When we see how we honour those whom lost by pay back. When what we see we pay attention to how the system works. When we see we pay for what we get. When we don't need to see some people to know that they are worth the price for every head that pay the ultimate price that we see brought down to justice. When some things we don't see that suffer the price of what others cost us now have to pay. When we see that we pay a large price for civility when we want to see everything done to what justice represents and wishes to be seen nothing less. When what others can't see we pay them the courtesy of doing it for them. When somethings we see we pay close attention to when they got Grit when we pay others the courtesy to send a message others wish us to deliver. When somethings we see we pay no respect to when we see there is no respect to see or anything else for that matter thst you might see. When somethings we don't see we pay the price when we can't see or settle some matters. When somethings we see & pay will do when we got a good feeling about somethings with spirit. When somethings we don't see we√,¬† don't pay not attention when it no business of ours. When we must see to our business needs to be done, to pay no more to what we don't have. When we see all are paying for hard times when competition & prices are getting high. When we see we all have a price when others pay those for help, and we are an extra hand that is free. When we see we need to pay those the discipline they deserve to lay some ground rules and spanking. When somethings we see we pay attention to when they lurk in the dark while we sleep. When somethings we see we pay no attention or business when we need to make them focused on the task at hand, lighten the mood and make sure we make others pay to get everyone to along. When we see we can't pay for other things to get along when there is no price for pride. When we wish to see somethings when we pay to have it our way. When somethings we see we pay the decency to put a stop to somethings inhumane. When somethings we see and pay no attention to but know they are decent that they set free somethings, we give back otherthings, & don't give nothing to a bunch of nothings.√,¬† When somethings we wish to see and not see we couldn't pay to keep when it's a livlihood with a family. When we see we rather pay for other things when we see just about anything out in these parts.
When what we see others have paid a price for and are of value after death when you can trade for something for it. When there are somethings we don't wish to see nor pay attention to but it's a business that is flourishing when body snatching is used for medical research. When what many don't see they don't get paid when they don't see the living in somethings. When we see there is a small price to pay when we die, when it's worth little in hard times, when there is no one to see to it you die right and pay for a proper funeral. When other things we see pay the price when they are of value in harsh conditions. When we see there is a price we pay for everything even information. When we see some places we have to pay closer attention to when we are not welcome and hiding something when we are the law. When what we see we pay them the swiftest hand of the law. When what we see we pay our dues when it's our time to go. When somethings we see we need not to pay when it's free when we prefer our own style of justice. When we see some places we pay a visit to danger lurks behind us to know we have each others backs. When somethings we don't wish to see but others wish to see is settling once and for all whom we pay our respects too when we fight to which aims are true and whom can hit their targets to know we pay any price for when we are great. When other things we don't pay attention to impairs us. When we see some arrangements are not in contract thus no need to nullify when payment is terminated. When what we don't see we need not pay attention to when some tasks are going nowhere. When we see there is no hope in the things we wish to pay to only wait. When somethings we see we recognize when we pay a closer look to somethings we eyed along time ago. When somethings we see we can't do alone when we can't pay for a proper weapon to do it. When somethings we cant see but know by reputation when they are paid to kill criminals. When somethings we see we know we owe to pay but cannot allow when our living is to not abide by the law. When what we see we don't want to pay when we wish to get away with things. When somethings we see we return and pay the favour and pay it forward for saving us. When we see our moment of payback our aim is true when we brought those to justice. When we see we can't escape our fate in some conditions when we can't pay ourselves to get out of somethings we are in that other things dont have a price but prefer somethings be left alone and prefer to let the laws of the world do its work. When somethings we see we put more then a price to pay but their life when we push them to their limits to get us to where we need to go. When see the costs of living to putting a price for everything to get us there in the end, to not have to pay for what reckoning we may have caused or been apart of. When we see we paid a lot to see what we see to continue to see all what we have and those whom got us here. When we see the cost of living puts a price over everything, some that we prefer to be close to and not have a value after death when sentimental value is more. When we wish to see all those who do us wrong pay the piper in the end. When we wish to see progress reach us sooner to fall short and slow down when we can't pay for everything we wish to see by the time it's too late.
½ March 31, 2017
Waay over-nominated for Oscars - and none awarded, appropriately. Probably the Coen bros. mystique. Certified Fresh? Mmmm ... This is an OK film & Steinfeld is a true find. But listening to Bridges chawing through a strange script is not that special. The script is strange in that no contractions of words are used. The dialogue has a strange faux formality that begins to seem like a parody of amateur actors.

This is a nicely crafted but run-of-the-mill western - and enjoyable if you need a blood & dust fix. But it's not, say, "Unforgiven," nor even "Seraphim Falls."
March 24, 2017
An engaging and well-told story.
½ March 23, 2017
Everything is done just right, from the pacing and humorous tone to the colours, costumes and cast.
½ March 13, 2017
A Worthy Remake of a Western Classic!

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him---over his objections---to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

In this Western filled with gorgeous landscapes and action-packed shootouts, the Coen brothers display a vision of a Wild West that is indeed wild---but also honorable. They went back to Portis' original text and have transformed it into a work of art that stands on its own, apart and different from the 1969 John Wayne classic. Laconic stretches explode with violence and relax with wit and humor on a stage peopled with extraordinary actors, with Bridges as the master. It's a true Western, made for both the genre's connoisseurs and newcomers. The biggest revelation, besides how hokey-yet-winning Damon can be, is Steinfeld. Her role requires the ability to stand up against two award-winning actors and portray a teen who tackles adult responsibilities fully while both grieving and avenging the loss of a parent---true grit, in other words---and she executes perfectly. From start to finish, 'True Grit' plays as it should, and well.
February 24, 2017
As remakes go, this one was bound to come eventually. However, what no one expected, including me, was that the remake would supercede the original in craft, entertainment, grace, grandeur, and sheer ingenuity. How about that? A remake with ingenuity.
February 7, 2017
Based on the novel of the same name by Charles Portis. Tough U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn (Bridges) is hired by an outspoken 14-year-old girl (Steinfeld) to track down her father's murderer.
½ January 15, 2017
Probably my personal favorite of the Coen's films. A rare case where the remake is better than the original.
January 8, 2017
Minus one star for originality. Remakes are usually fodder for making us puke, but this is a job well done which one would expect from such a star-studded cadre of experienced filmmakers. A bit slow in some scenes but altogether moves at a good pace and captures the viciousness and cruelty of a lawless real old west in seemingly real time. The kids loved it (15 and up) as it had a moral lesson or two kids don;t seem to get these days. Enjoy.
½ January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 3, 2017
I think, because my expectations were so high from No Country for Old Men and Fargo, that this movie would deliver the same kind of punch. It does to a degree, but I really can't complain because they've (Coen Bros) created such a high standard for their movies that missing a target by a millimeter is no big deal.
December 10, 2016
The movie itself was just okay...the acting and screenplay were phenominal
December 4, 2016
Great movie. Jeff Bridges was a joy to watch and lived up the the Duke!
December 2, 2016
True Grit is a balanced and poignant Western that blends interesting and quirky characters with a glaring revenge story and wonderfully refined violence.
Super Reviewer
November 28, 2016
Wonderful direction, strong performances from all, and beautiful cinematography add up to a great modern Western from the Coen brothers.
November 28, 2016
A rowdy and rollicking yet grim Western that could only come (and succeed) from the Coen's bleak vision.
November 24, 2016
A must see one of a kind western with humor and action that keeps you entertained!
November 17, 2016
Jeff Bridges did a very good job along side with Matt Damon & Josh Brolin. True Grit is a Coen brothers flick, the Coen brothers never dissapoint do they? As I watched this movie while I was tired and with lack of soda and crackers, I almost fell asleep. The movie is very suspense-building and the suspense is at the max of my suspensa-meter-thingy. But, but, but... the movie delivers well, though I am a much more bigger fan of the original True Grit featuring John Wayne, this movie is still a - OK! instead of being a - NOT OK! - Good movie though, but not good enough for me to watch it twice.
½ November 12, 2016
Great cinematic movie and a achievement in movie history behind the minds of the Coen brothers and starring Jeff bridges and some young girl who will become a fantastic actress some day. This movie is interesting and a great experience, I want to give this movie 5 stars but... I don't know why, I enjoy this movie but at times it is boring. I love the Story and heard that this is a reboot from the true grit movie starring the most iconic western Hollywood actor of all time John Wayne. I've never watched the original but by the looks of this movie how is the original going to top this. The script is the best , it feels like a original old western movie, I don't know why Hollywood doesn't make western movies anymore, like it used to be but now it is time for comic book movies. I can't believe that this movie didn't win an Oscar, this movie deserves best picture .
November 12, 2016
One of the finest if not the finest Western ever made - Hailee Steinfeld plays a huge part but Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon add to the success of this at times quite moving film - Bridges is in his element as the gruff Marshall who reluctanly agrees to track down the murderer of young Mattie Ross' father , he's ' the meanest ' and like a Canadian Mountie , always gets his man or men in Rooster's case - there's an element of realism in this modern version of ' True Grit ' , people come from miles around to see the hanging , even making a day out of it by bringing a picnic , the racism towards the Indian who is about to be hanged is done with a large pinch of dark [ gallows ] humour as his death song is rudely interrupted by having a hood put over his head while the white condemned men are allowed their last words .
' True Grit ' is beautifully photographed , in contrast to the 1969 version the action takes place in late Autumn , early Winter as opposed to Spring and for me it just adds to the beauty of the film - from its beginning to its moving end this is a film I'll never tire of and will watch time and time again - fittingly it was bought for me by my Daughter , Becky - she knows a good film when she sees one , thank you , Sweetheart .
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