• True Grit (2010)

True Grit

Release Date: December 22nd, 2010

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2011

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

Director: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Genres: Western , Drama

Production Co: Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Quest , Family , Gripping , Gritty , Death , Revenge , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Well-made and acted Coen Brothers remake lacks the humor and resonance that might have made it memorable. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)