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True Grit

27 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

   True Grit is an upcoming 2010 Western film, written and directed by the Coen brothers and starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. The film is an adaptation of the 1968 novel by Charles Portis which was previously adapted for film … see full wiki

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Release Date: 22 December 2010 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
17 reviews about True Grit
review by . December 23, 2010
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I have no idea how many times I have stated the rules for filming a movie that remakes an iconic original. Well, if you’re one of those folks who’ve never read any of my reviews before, they are quite simple: 1) It must broaden the scope that is covered by the original film while adapting it for a much more modern audience. 2) It must follow the essence and the spirit of the said material (in this case the book). 3) It should pay homage to the source material and/or the original film.   …
review by . December 26, 2010
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Our Christmas movie this year was True Grit, which we saw in the late show Christmas night just before the first Christmas snow in Raleigh in 60 years shut down the town.  We followed that up with a viewing (my first!) of the 1969 original starring John Wayne and Glenn Campbell.      I recently read and reviewed Charles Portis's novel, which I rated +5 for Mattie Ross's spare language of guarded emotion that tells us more about her than pages of florid description …
review by . January 15, 2011
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Nothing in this world is free… except the grace of God.
With that, the movie begins.      Let me say this about movies. It is neither my lifeblood nor life passion. It is simply one form of entertainments for me. And since I moved to China a few years ago, I barely need to pay much for it. Believe me, very little, hehe...      So, I got my fair share of movies. Some good, some darn lousy. I don’t normally waste time writing the lousy ones. To me, they are not even worth a minute of my life writing about …
review by . February 15, 2011
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***1/2 out of ****     "True Grit" is the latest offering from the legendary geniuses that are the Coen Brothers, and upon finishing the film, I can't help but admit that I was indeed quite "wowed". I went into this film expecting no particularly big surprises; and left feeling provoked and shocked by just how different this film was; at least from what I expected it to be. But the second adaptation of "True Grit" is still a damn good one, and in a number of ways, I enjoy it …
review by . January 24, 2011
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The Coen Brothers are not usually known for doing purely genre films.  There's usually a semblance of several genres mixed together when they do a film.  To see them do a purely western is something of a curiosity.  After all, there are reasons why a western, of all genres, might turn heads.  In the first place, it has been years since a fantastic western actually showed up in theaters (perhaps the last truly good one was the 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma), but more than that... …
review by . December 27, 2010
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   If you had asked me a month, maybe even a couple of weeks ago what my favorite film of the year was going to be, without hesitation I would have said Christopher Nolan’s Inception. I knew that Tron Legacy and True Grit were coming up, and I had a feeling that the latter had a good chance of making my top ten or even my top five, but I had no idea it had this great of a chance. In fact, it might just be giving Inception a good run for its money. This is one of my favorites of …
review by . December 30, 2010
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   The Western genre is a perennial of American cinema. Sometimes very popular, sometimes just sort of “there”, but never going away. In recent years we’ve seen Westerns like Unforgiven and 3:10 to Yuma, both of which are great examples of what the genre can do when it’s being worked by someone who really knows what they’re doing. Now to this list we can add True Grit, directed by the Coen Brothers. As with their other films, it’s not just a fine example …
review by . December 20, 2010
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The Coen Brothers know their way around a film. That much has been established over the years. And after a few films that were not seen by too many, they return to the West, but this time around with the clock set back a few years.      True Grit is based of the 1968 novel of the same name. And while it shares its source material with the 1969 film that won John Wayne his only Oscar, it would be unfair to call this a remake. Lost is the tone of the previous film, it loses …
review by . December 29, 2010
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There’s a scene in both versions of “True Grit” in which Deputy Marshall Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn tells fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross about his ex-wife and his son, who he hasn’t seen in years and expects to never see again. As portrayed by John Wayne in the original 1969 version, we see an actor delivering his lines. As portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the 2010 remake, we listen to his garbled, drunken inflections of speech and realize that he’s the full …
review by . December 23, 2010
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Or should that be "The DUKE" now?      He sleeps in the back of a Chinese Grocery, he gets so drunk he can't remember details during a trial and you'd be surprised that he can even ride his horse facing the right direction and risk looking like Dudley Do-Right but under that unshaven face with only one eye, those whiskey fueled synapses still fire and if you're on the wrong end of his Winchester, your a dead man.      The Coen's remake …
review by . December 30, 2010
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4 stars : Retribution is coming
Watching the Coen Bros' "True Grit”, you are endowed with a strong sense of nostalgia you get this feeling that you are being told a story that you have heard over and over again through out your life as a child. A story that you grew up on that you have told your friends, acquaintances  your children and your grandchildren and now you are telling it your children and your grandchildren only this time the story that has been handed down to you from past generations …
review by . December 29, 2010
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It Might Be True But It Isn't Enough
TRUE GRIT   Written and Directed by Joel Coel and Ethan Coen   Starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin       Rooster Cogburn: I’m a foolish man whose been dragged into a goose chase with a girl in trousers and a nincompoop.       To have grit, one should have an indomitable spirit.  For that grit to be true, one would need to subscribe to the theory that grit can achieve some sort of altruistic …
review by . February 09, 2011
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I’ve not read the book, nor seen the John Wayne original. I’m not particularly a fan of Coen Brothers movies, though I do like The Big Lebowski and I am partial to Frances McDormand in Fargo. Overall, westerns aren't my thing but I loved 3:10 to Yuma and the trailer for True Grit was quite compelling when I saw it back in the summer, so I was eagerly looking forward to seeing it. My family has a tradition on going to the movies the day after Christmas and I knew True Grit …
Quick Tip by . April 05, 2011
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"True Grit" is what I like to call a miracle remake or re-imagining. It is one of those rare remaining that not only expand on the original but also actually surpasses it thanks to an impressive script by the Coen Brothers. Thanks in part to outstanding performances from its all star cast most notably newcomer and Oscar Nominee Hailee Stienfeld, Matt Damon and a drunken nasty ass cuss performance from the great Jeff “The Dude" Bridges. This is an immensely superior film than …
review by . January 04, 2011
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   Coen brothers are "guilty" of adding another great film to their collection. Based on the novel by Charles Portis and on the John Wayne movie from 1969, True Grit defines the exception of a "remake" to be better than the original. It's a great achievement in filmmaking, especially in times when westerns are no longer what once used to be. Coens developed a great story and found the right ingredients to capture the public's attention. The story (for those …
review by . December 29, 2010
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The Western genre is a perennial of American cinema. Sometimes very popular, sometimes just sort of "there", but never going away. In recent years we've seen Westerns like Unforgiven and 3:10 to Yuma, both of which are great examples of what the genre can do when it's being worked by someone who really knows what they're doing. Now to this list we can add True Grit, directed by the Coen Brothers. As with their other films, it's not just a fine example of a genre movie, but a great movie in its own …
Quick Tip by . February 07, 2011
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Great film! Probably one of my favorite films I've seen in the last year. The story is great, the actors do an awesome job and overall I was entertained throughout the entire film.
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