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True Grit [Blu-ray] [1969]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    John Wayne finally wins an Oscar - 'bout time.

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    constantwatcher
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    Most people agree this wasn't Wayne's "best" performance (and that the Oscar win was a much overdue acknowledgement for his body of work). THAT SAID, this is STILL a great movie that has held up well. Everyone knows gunslingers and everyone knows the classic image of a cowboy on a cattle drive. But here we've got an ageing, hard drinking, disenchanted lawman who STILL knows when something is plain "wrong". Wayne broke new ground with this role, and Marshall Rooster Cogburn became an icon. Kim Darby's characterization of Mattie Ross ALSO broke new ground, giving us a strong young woman who keeps focused on avenging her father's death. If you've been on another planet and haven't seen this movie, give it a look. It won't disappoint....pilgrim.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Film From the Duke

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    robstuart
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    I'm usually disappointed viewing a film after reading the book - not so here. My best recollection is that the characters followed the book with only minor deviations. I also enjoy Glen Campbell even though his acting here seemed a bit forced/unnatural or maybe that was the way the character was to be portrayed ...? After all, he always carried his end of the log on his TV show. I recently heard he's ailing with something incurable. I'm gonna miss 'em. The "special features" offer very interesting information for the average film buff.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Come see an Old Fat Man Some time

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    benjiboy

    The story of Rooster Cogbern, U.S. Marshall of the Old West. A man who finds some place in his heart to help a girl whose father was murdered. Cogbern, know for his "grit" and happy trigger finger, helps her find her father's killer and winds up liking her more than he thinks. John Wanye adn Robert Duvall (before he was famous). Just plain good acting!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie from the Duke library

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    Buxnut
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    The Duke at his best. If you enjoy John Wayne at his old cowboy best this movie is for you. A young Glen Campbell brings a different perspective to the proceedings which only added to the viewing pleasure. Kim Darby's performance was exceptional as it had me irritated by her early before loving her at the conclusion. A great movie with lots of action and humor as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to it's name.

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    StrangerinLA
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    Although John Wayne is in the twilight of career his Oscar winning performance demonstrates why he is skillful actor and legendary person. His memorable character proves how he could keep your attention because of all the years of experience that honed his craft. The Duke's a one-a-of-kind hero.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Grit DVD

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    Bass1958
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    A great old western starring legendary actor John Wayne for which he won his only academy award for this film. Also, starring actress Kim Darby and singer Glen Campbell making his film debut. The title song was also sung by Campbell who released the single "True Grit" in 1969.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Wayne one of his best!

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    Johncats94
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    John Wayne in another movie of Rooster Cogburn. There are references to the movie in the sequel. The viewer should watch both and in order for the best effect. This is a great western and has dialog that is not found in most movies theses days. You need to listen as well as watch for the best effect.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Classic

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    NeverGrowUp
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    I changed my mind on this movie over the years. When I first watched it as a much younger person, I thought the acting was forced and "hokey". Seeing it now though, I have a much greater appreciation for John Wayne in this role. Although I think Glenn Campbell is miscast at best......

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

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    Philo
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    Shows the Duke at his best!!!! He should have worn an eye patch in all of his movies. This is the film that cemented his legacy. This is a movie with lots of action. Great supporting cast. with Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. I make it a point to watch it at least once a year.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a good one

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    TRIXR4KIDS
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    I'm a firm believer in an original product. This title is the original version of the film starring John Wayne. This will always by far, be the best version of this movie. The remake is okay but not to my standard. If you want a good John Wayne moviethen this is for you.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Wayne's 2nd best movie

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    weirdwanda

    John Wayne is much more believable and sincere in the part than Jeff Bridges (and I really like Jeff Bridges). The scenery was magnificent and was such an integral part of the original.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie for Christmas

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    cystate
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    It was shipped on time and everything looked ok. Until I confirm if the DVD worked as it was a Christmas gift, everything seemed ok otherwise.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to its reputation

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    tough94
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    You can't beat the old John Wayne westerns. This one has a reputation of being one of his best. I have finally watched it, and wonder why they ever thought they needed to remake it...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic

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    rafkan
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    Great movie - entertaining, enjoyable, well-plotted, good dialog, good characterization -- one of those movies you can watch repeatedly and still enjoy

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just a great John Wayne movie!

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    DnDFantasyFootball
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    Even though the remake is "technically" more faithful to the book, you can't have one without the other, and this is just great John Wayne here!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Total cowboy

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    Coully
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    Two words... John Wayne ...need any more!!.. Filled with great actors and action , another must see movie, so happy this came out on blu ray

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bad BB description - excellent movie

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    ffrog
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    The BB web site showed the movie's package different from what was delivered. The movie was the correct one however.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the classic westerns of all time

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    Dukefan
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    This is one of the best westerns ever filmed and one of John Wayne's best performances. This is a "must have" in your video collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't confuse this with the more recent movie

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    Zayante1
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    This is the original, starring the Duke himself, John Wayne. If you have this on vhs do yourself a favor and pickup a copy of the DVD.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Ruby
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    I bought this movie to watch with my father, he loves old westerns. Was really a lot of fun to watch with him, we both enjoyed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend