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True Grit

PG-13| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
After an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) murders her father, feisty 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hires Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a boozy, trigger-happy lawman, to help her find Chaney and avenge her father. The bickering duo are not alone in their quest, for a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) is also tracking Chaney for reasons of his own. Together the unlikely trio ventures into hostile territory to dispense some Old West justice.

Cast: Jeff Bridges , Matt Damon , Josh Brolin , Barry Pepper , Hailee Steinfeld , Dakin Matthews , Jarlath Conroy , Paul Rae

Directors: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Genres: Western, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

True Grit (2010)

Release Date: December 22nd, 2010|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • What makes True Grit a new classic for the Coens is the way the brothers absorb the unfairly unsung Portis into their DNA, like they did with Cormac McCarthy in "No Country for Old Men." True Grit is packed with action and laughs, plus a touching coda with an older Mattie, but it's the dialogue that really sings. Great filmmaking. Great acting. Great movie. Saddle up. show more

  • If there's one big difference between this version and the old, it's in the attitude toward violence. The new version may be more graphic, but it doesn't present violence as inevitable or necessary, just ugly. show more

  • Remaking a cherished movie is not, to borrow a fancy phrase from the dialogue, malum in se - wrong in itself - but there are always losses along with the changes and gains. show more

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  • November 19, 2012 rg00000000132369
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    I like the braids

  • September 05, 2011 rynmcpherson
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    I\'m getting pretty irritated with these people saying crap like \"i can\'t believe they remade this movie\" and \"they completely ruined the ending\" and so on.... my response...READ THE FREAKING BOOK!!!!!!! They did NOT remake the old one, they readapted the book!!! they didn\'t even have the old one in mind when they made it!! the old one, hardly stuck to the book at all, ESPECIALLY the ending. the ending to the new one, was exactly how the book ended! the way Bridges portrayed Cogburn was way closer to how the book portrayed him than Wayne did, who was just the exact same character in his movies...himself. and besides that, I didn\'t think Wayne was all that good in this. the lines from both movies came straight out of the book. does that answer your questions about the lines?!?!

  • August 27, 2011 riohondo30
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