True Grit

True Grit (Coen Brothers, 2010) 1968 book by Charles Portis

Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

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. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

Remake of 1969 Henry Hathaway film. John Wayne won his only Oscar.

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 11 August, 2018 | Now: 11 August, 2018