True Grit Reviews

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.
August 22, 2017
But the Coen brothers' version of Portis's story, despite its pedigree, large budget, and superlative thespians, lacks a full-on punch.
February 9, 2011
A series of photogravures formed into an elegant, high-toned flip book.
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.
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.
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.
Top Critic
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 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.
December 21, 2010
Uninspired compared to previous efforts, making it fairly blatant the Coens should stick to their own original material.
December 21, 2010
The brothers prove they can play it straight, but they're preferred, for better and worse, at a sharp angle.
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.
December 11, 2010
I knew Duke Wayne [no one who knew him called him "John"] -- and Jeff Bridges, you're no Duke Wayne.