• 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: Drama , Western

Production Co: Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 85
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Mattie is a no-nonsense mite with a forthright manner and a mean head for figures; she wears her hair in two sturdy braids whose tips have never seen the inside of any inkwell, believe you me. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    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

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Awards

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