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True Grit (1969)

7 Ratings: 4.0
Westerns movie directed by Henry Hathaway

   John Wayne hams it up as a one-eyed, broken-down marshal in this 1969 adaptation of Charles Portis's bestselling novel. Kim Darby plays the formal-speaking adolescent who goes to Wayne for help tracking down her father's killer, … see full wiki

Director: Henry Hathaway
Genre: Western
5 reviews about True Grit (1969)
review by . January 11, 2011
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This is my first John Wayne movie.  I have nothing against The Duke, but I've never really gone out of my way to see his films since they're always on TV and much like Beatles songs on an oldies station, I was exposed to the product enough to get a feel and not invest any real time or money on them.      That changed with The Coens release of True Grit.  Being the fan of theirs that I am, I felt compelled to see this movie that only really gets word of mouth …
review by . November 04, 2011
These are just help aids, not strict rules        What was your initial reaction to the film?  I saw this film as a teenager when it first came out and was spellbound by it.   I went back to see it three times at the little movie theater in my little home town.   I have always been a John Wayne fan and was glad to see him finally receive his Oscar for this film.  Many have complained that it was John playing John Wayne once more.  I so disagree. …
review by . December 03, 2010
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Based upon a very popular 1968 novel of the same name, TRUE GRIT is a Western that tells the story of the unlikely friendship between two very different characters. Maddie Ross (Kim Darby) is a young woman determined to hunt down and bring to justice the man responsible for killing her father. When the local sheriff of the town where he was murdered tells her there is very little she can do, she sets out to find a U.S. Marshal can help her. Her search leads her to Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn …
Quick Tip by . January 11, 2011
Tomboyish young woman hires a tough Marshall to help capture her fathers killer. In the sea of other John Wayne Westerns, it's not bad.
review by . September 17, 2005
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John Wayne is an icon, he made many movies some better (The quiet man) and some worse (The Undefeated) than this one. The motion picture academy choose to give him his only Oscar for this one, for that reason alone this picture is worth watching.    The fact that in this movie Wayne didn't play the iconic "Wayne" so much as he played the character Rooster makes it stand out. Wayne's character are sort of like Jack Nickelson. It isn't so much Wayne as the character as the character …
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