Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Behind the scenes with Mattie Ross
Outfitting the old west: Buckskins, chaps and cowboy hats
When I catch the original True Grit starring John Wayne on Sunday afternoon TV, I can't help put down the remote, tune in and watch with delight. A true classic, the Cohen Brothers must feel the same way as they made a shot for shot remake of the brilliant film updating it and making it more edgy.
Jeff Bridges takes on the role of Rooster Cogburn and redefines it with such vigor and method acting realness . . . you can practically smell his whiskey and tobacco soaked breath coming off the screen.
This updated version if my new favorite and I've watched it dozens of times already. It's worth checking out if you love westerns or are a fan of the Cohen Brothers films (O' Brother Where Art Thou, Fargo, Inside Llewyn Davis) and you gotta realize, this movie's so good . . . they made it twice.
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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
This movie is a must see! Great movie all the way through! One of my all time favorites! ......older folks always say , "oh its not as good as the original" Well sorry but yes they are, and usually always better, another example is 310 to Yuma. Just because you have memories from 1947 when you were a young boy walking 17 miles to the bus stop, watching a tiny wooden black and white tv, doesn't mean the original was better. The characters acting action , pretty much everything is so much better now then it was a hundred years ago! .....This movie is a MUST and absolutely deserves to be in everyone's collection right next to 310 to Yuma! GO BUY IT! you will not regret it!