True Grit

True Grit


True Grit review

Film description

In a nutshell:

Rooster Cogburn came to smoke cigars and kick ass, and he's all out of cigars.



Punishment comes one way or another.



'I'm looking for the man who killed my father'

'I thought you were going to say the sun was in your eyes... that is to say, your eye.'

'Them boys don't think about the wrath that's about to set down on them' 


14 year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfield) seeks the help of legendary US Marshall Reuben 'Rooster' Cogburn after her father is murdered by a man named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin).

Cogburn is a grizzled, burned-out civil war veteran with one good eye and not much else, but he agrees to help the girl. Also joining the posse is Texas Ranger La Beouf (Matt Damon), a man who has crossed paths with Tom Chaney and wants him brought to justice.

The trio sets out on a Chaney's trail, a dangerous trek which leads them deep into Indian Territory and will test them in every way possible, as each realises the true price of revenge, and that things are never as simple as black and white, right and wrong. 

From the Coen Brothers, directors of Fargo and the 2008 Academy Award winning No Country For Old Men, True Grit is based on the classic novel by Charles Portis.

Written by: Dan Goodswen

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
February 11th 2011
UK DVD release
June 13th 2011
UK Blu-ray release
June 13th 2011

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    • JoJuelo

      Oct 5th 2010, 2:53

      I CANT WAIT!

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    • JoJuelo

      Oct 5th 2010, 2:53


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    • mikey2127

      Nov 18th 2010, 23:35

      this should bring the western back to mainstream cinema

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    • moviegeek2000

      Dec 12th 2010, 22:47

      Sorry, I know one should never speak evil of the Coen Brothers, but I really could NOT engage with this film at all. I hated Hailee Steinfeld throughout and found her totally unbelievable, and not very likable. Nor did I find likable Matt Damon... I would have probably liked Jeff Bridges if I could understand what he was talking about. Between the thick accent and the fact that he was constantly mumbling, I must have missed at least 1/5 of his dialogue. So without anyone to care about I was left watching the beautiful photography and listening to the nice soundtrack (however that felt like it belonged to a different movie). Sorry, I was just bored bored bored, right till the end, when finally a couple of snakes make the tension rise for about a minute or so... After that, back to old boredom (including some bad back-projection). Just because something has Jeff Bridges in it and it's directed by the Coen Brothers, doesn't make it good. And this comes from somebody who thinks Spielberg can do no worng (he was the executive producer of "True Grit")

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    • BruceShark

      Dec 13th 2010, 19:19

      Spielberg can do alot of wrong moviegeek2000, just see 1941, A.I, Always, War Of The Worlds and The Lost World. Could even throw half of Minority Report into that aswell.

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    • Greyfish1

      Dec 31st 2010, 17:15

      What an insult to the filmgoing audience. The Original true grit will always remain one of the greatest movies of all time. John Wayne is still one of the greatest actors of all time. And Jeff bridges will remain a nobody Matt Damon as the worst actor of all time The Coen brothers will remain a tiny pimple on Brad Pitt's Butt.

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jan 12th 2011, 13:42

      I love the coen brothers, but whats the point?

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    • MarkSmith

      Feb 3rd 2011, 5:32

      Looking forward to only the best movies coming 2011 . Really like True Grit and all of the Oscar pics. Good stuff.

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