True Grit

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Western
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: December 22, 2010
DVD: June 7, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.19
based on 1272 votes and 456 reviews
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Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld

Synopsis

1870s frontier America, just after the Civil War: Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) arrives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as her family's sole representative, in search of the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), who is said to have killed her father for two gold pieces before setting out into Indian Territory as a fugitive. Beholden to follow Chaney and see him hanged, Mattie enlists the help of a man rumored to be the most ruthless U.S. Marshal in town—trigger-happy, drunken Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), who, after many objections, agrees to hunt Chaney. But Chaney is already the target of the talkative Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who also aims to catch the killer and bring him back to Texas for an ample reward—which brings the trio to collide on the trail. Each willful and stubborn, each driven by their own rough moral codes, this unlikely posse rides towards an unpredictable reckoning, as they find themselves enveloped in the stuff of legend: mischief and brutality, courage and disillusion, doggedness and unalloyed love.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen
Official Site: truegritmovie.com

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  • 4 stars "Very good movie!!"
  • 5 stars "Another classic by the Cohen brothers. Much better than the dated original."
  • 3 stars "I love Bridges & Damon and I love a good western - this was Bridges at his elf indulgent worse and Damon mis-cast. If I could have understood half of the southern drawl I might have enjoyed it a little more. Very disappointing."