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Rated PG-13 · 110 minutes · 2010

Drama, Western
The Coen brothers have done it again, this time taking over the Western genre with this stunning remake of the John Wayne classic. The film is faithful to the dialogue of the original, but Jeff Bridges is a far more realistic and scary Rooster Cogburn than Wayne was, and 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld claims the role of Mattie Ross as her own. Rooster and Mattie set out to find her father’s killer (played hilariously by Josh Brolin) as big-mouthed Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon, also getting laughs) tags along. Watching Steinfeld’s Mattie outsmart the adults never gets old. Shot beautifully by Roger Deakins, with a terrific score by Carter Burwell, the movie is easily one of 2010’s best, and another masterpiece from one of cinema’s most-consistent movie-making teams.


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Official Site: www.truegritmovie.com
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Producer: Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Steven Spielberg, Robert Graf, David Ellison, Paul Schwake and Megan Ellison
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld, Dakin Matthews, Jarlath Conroy, Paul Rae, Elizabeth Marvel, Roy Lee Jones, Ed Corbin, Leon Russom, Bruce Green, Candyce Hinkle and Peter Leung

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The Coast Halifax True entertainment A solid cast and script make True Grit a Coen brothers classic. by Matt Semansky 12/23/2010
Boise Weekly The Nitty Gritty of True Grit Nothing says "I love you" quite like a young daughter seeking revenge against the man who murdered her father. by Lizzy Duffy 06/08/2011
East Bay Express The Dude, Not the Duke: True Grit and Casino Jack The bad guys in one use guns; in the other, they use senators and congresspersons. by Kelly Vance 12/22/2010
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Chicago Reader Truer Grit The Coens reclaim Charles Portis's comic novel for its teenage heroine. by J.R. Jones 12/23/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week TRON, How Do You Know, even some True Grit showings 12/16/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The three movies we've reviewed, plus Gulliver's Travels with Jack Black. 12/23/2010
Indy Week Walking the walk in stellar True Grit Between an opening scene that features an arrival by railway and an epilogue in which icons of the era are relegated to fodder for a traveling road show is a story line about duty and honor driven not by men on horseback but a headstrong 14-year-old girl. by Neil Morris 12/22/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector Spend Christmas Eve with Stiller, DeNiro, Firth, Black, Bridges and Matt Damon 12/24/2010
NUVO Ed reviews: 'True Grit' With their original update of the John Wayne classic, the Coen brothers deliver one of the best films of 2010. by Ed Johnson-Ott 12/21/2010
Memphis Flyer Grit Light The Coen Brothers take the easy road in the agreeable but uncertain True Grit. by Chris Herrington 12/23/2010
Colorado Springs Independent The magnificent two: True Grit The Coen brothers have subtly crafted what may be their most deeply felt movie yet. by Scott Renshaw 12/23/2010
Portland Mercury Western Promises True Grit? Truly badass. by Erik Henriksen 12/23/2010
Charleston City Paper The Coen Brothers' True Grit is only a little gritty It is quite possible that True Grit is the most heartwarming film the Coen Brothers have ever written, directed, and produced. And I'm still not quite sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. At its most basic, the film's themes are Hollywood standards we've seen before and will see again: A young girl needs to prove herself amongst older, wiser men. An old curmudgeon and the too-smart-for-her-own-good tween learn to respect each other over the course of a dangerous adventure. And it's all set to a schmaltzy score. by Susan Cohen 12/22/2010
Creative Loafing Atlanta Coen Brothers' True Grit: Now with 25 percent more grit Joel and Ethan Coen's remake presents a revisionist perspective on the Western genre by Curt Holman 12/22/2010

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