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
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
True Grit is probably the least ironic picture in the Coen Brothers' worthy canon, but that doesn't mean it's devoid of their signature oddities, that it doesn't take a few dark, strange turns. show more
I like the braids
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?!?!
GREAT MOVIE! SHOULDVE BEEN BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!