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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