True Grit

True Grit

DVD - 2011
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Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution. Bonus includes featurettes, and more.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2011.
ISBN: 9781415758748
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Dec 08, 2018

Very much like the book: very cold, empty, yet oddly satisfying. the performances from the cast all hit their mark, and the actors are so fun, and some of the most recognizable and entertaining actors of our day. If you love the John Wayne version, you will like this version.

Jul 09, 2018

A perfectly crafted Western, nothing like the crank-'em-out cowboy Westerns of the 1930s-1950s. The Coens thankfully resisted speeding up the action to the current frenetic movie standards, which probably discouraged Superheroes audiences, but heartened the rest of us. Jeff Bridges' Rooster is spectacularly disreputable--hard to imagine anyone doing the character better--and Hailee Steinfeld's Mattie Ross is a marvel.

Feb 14, 2018

Such a good period piece. Great performances by all. Great justice to the novel.

Sep 16, 2017

VERY GOOD 2010 Coen brothers remake of 1969 John Wayne film - based on same novel, etc. Good acting, cinematography, everything...

Jun 01, 2017

Dull. This is not what I expected from the Coen Brothers.

Mar 15, 2017

I chose this movie because Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon starred in it. I'm not sure why the actors changed their way of talking to such a robotic, "dumbed down" tone. It could have been much better if the actors were allowed to express themselves more freely. Mark it up to extremely poor direction.

Sep 28, 2016

The only valid reason for a remake of a beloved film is to bring something new, and the Coen Brothers' True Grit does, if by a whisker. The end is truer to the book, and then, though I don't think it was necessary, they follow its heroine into her adult years. To compare the two films is to compare apples and oranges: the Coen's is grimmer and greyer, and Hathaway's is brighter and more expansive. Hailie Steinfeld is a child, and therefore closer to the idea of Mattie Ross, but John Wayne's magnificently broad performance has the edge over Jeff Bridge's grump. Want to argue with me? To quote Wayne: "fill your hands, you son of a b*tch!"

Sep 27, 2016

Vast plains and endless skies frame this Coen Brothers adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel, a beautifully rendered twist on the traditional oater in which the bad guys aren’t entirely despicable nor are the good guys entirely spotless. Roger Deakins’ impeccable cinematography takes great delight in stars, snowflakes, and roaring firelight, with a sweeping vision that goes from expressive close-ups to wide-angled seas of grass without missing a heartbeat. But it is the Coen’s script which sets this one apart from the usual genre fare—vivid and unexpectedly eloquent, even the low-down dirty outlaws’ speech sounds like prose spat through broken teeth. A bittersweet paean to the Old West with a coda as cool and pragmatic as its environs.

Dec 15, 2015

As far as I am concerned this is so much better than the Henry Hathaway version. Nice to see the Coen's doing a "classic" western. Story gains a lot being told from the perspective of Mattie Ross (as it was in the novel). Loved the coda.

Dec 12, 2015

Great adaptation by the Coen brothers, the most consistently intelligent, creative directors of the last 30 years, and a career-making performance by Hailie Steinfeld as Mattie. Though it was odd to hear her constantly referred to as plain and ugly which she clearly is not.

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Jul 13, 2013

Ned - You answer me Rooster! I will kill this girl. You know I will do it!

Rooster - The girl means nothing to me - she's a runaway from Arkansas.

Ned- That is all very well. Do you advise that I kill her?

Rooster - Do what you think is best, Ned.

Wayne's version:

LaBeouf - What are you doing?

Rooster - back hands LaBeouf

Gotta love John Wayne's blase when delving out whacks of justice.

Nov 15, 2012

Lucky Ned Pepper: "What is your intention Rooster? You think one on four is a dogfall?" Rooster Cogburn: "I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which will you have?" Lucky Ned Pepper: "I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!" Rooster Cogburn: "Fill your hand you son-of-a-bitch!"


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Jul 10, 2012

good western action drama. i saw the old movie with same title too.i like that better.


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Aug 20, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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