True Grit
True Grit (2010)

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens' most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book.

Katherine Don
Bitch Media

I thought the film was excellent... [But] Don't skimp on the development of female characters just because the complexities are difficult to represent. We're going to notice.

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

With his leisurely growl, somewhere between trail-grizzled and post-nap, Bridges sounds as if he's talking through his collar, in a vocal performance that's entertaining no matter what he's saying.

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James McMahon
NME

I would go as far to say as it's an excellent, albeit very fannish piece of filmmaking and the best western of the last twenty years - but then there's not that many to choose from.

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Ben Walters
Sight & Sound

Henry Hathaway's 1969 adaptation was highly faithful... The Coens' movie is less faithful than Hathaway's but stronger - the production, by their regular team, is formally superb - and weirder.

Leonard Maltin
leonardmaltin.com

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...

Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

A wholly unnecessary remake, with every major event (as well as most of the minor ones) from the 1969 film finding its way into the script.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Disappointing overall, though entertaining at times, True Grit isn't exactly the Coen brothers best movie but they get an A for effort.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

This True Grit is timeless.

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Richard Propes
TheIndependentCritic.com

A good film that never flirts with greatness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Top to bottom a solid retelling of the classic. The Coen Brothers do a wonderful job and Bridges and Steinfeld shine. I havent seen the original in years and… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A mesmerizing epopee that evokes the true grandeur of classic Westerns, with a beautiful melancholy score, well-developed characters, a magnificent… More
Michael Edwards
Out of all westerns I've seen (being only 3) this is probably the second best to me (Cowboys and Aliens being my favorite,) Its extremely well acted, the… More
xGary Xx
A fourteen year old girl employs the talents of a grizzled old US Marshall to track her father's killer. The Coen brother's re-imagining of John… More
Spencer Macklin
Wonderful direction, strong performances from all, and beautiful cinematography add up to a great modern Western from the Coen brothers.
Louis Rogers
A stirring, handsome, fairly moving, excellently acted and shot western. A pleasure to watch, while ultimately a little insubstantial.