True Grit Reviews

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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.
July 14, 2011
The dialogue zings with period flourish and point-blank delivery.
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.
June 11, 2011
... the most accessible and successful (financially speaking) film of their career.
June 6, 2011
This True Grit is timeless.
May 21, 2011
The new movie really is quite different from the older one, and in almost every way an improvement.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
February 26, 2011
Ms que una remake, una readaptacin 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 qu son dos de los ms brillantes cineastas de la actualidad.
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.
February 14, 2011
It's a superior film in every way to Henry Hathaway's original, though that film shouldn't be discounted.
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.
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.
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.
February 11, 2011
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