• Concertina

    ★★★½ Watched by Concertina 28 Feb, 2015

    Jeff Bridges <3

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  • Ryan

    ★★★ Rewatched by Ryan 28 Feb, 2015

    I'd put this right in the middle of the Coen's work. It's solid, and Mattie Ross is a really great character. Not doing much else though.

    I'd be interested to watch the original to see what changes they made, but I haven't gotten around to it.

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  • JedidiahAyres

    Added by JedidiahAyres

    Mattie Ross sets off from Arkansas into Indian territory, either less vulnerable or less daunted by said vulnerability than you'd think, to find and kill the man who killed her father, dragging in her wake Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) a crusty, cruel US Marshal and LaBouef (Matt Damon) a comically sincere Texas Ranger only ostensibly after the same thing. Taken from the source novel by Charles Portis, this version works in conversation with the first big screen adaptation starring John…

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  • Brian Hann

    ★★★★½ Added by Brian Hann

    A remake of the John Wayne original. Jeff Bridges plays Rooster. Excellent movie

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  • Chad Anderson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chad Anderson 12 Feb, 2015

    I remember the Boot Hill rules referring to Old Westerns, New Westerns, and New Old Westerns. This is definitely a revisionist update of a New Old Western. What would happen if you took a classic Western, went to the source material, were faithful to it, stripped the story of Western convention and the Duke, and played it pretty much straight with good actors who were closer to the ages of the characters they were playing (a fourteen-year-old plays a fourteen-year-old,…

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  • andylove

    ★★★ Rewatched by andylove 15 Feb, 2015

    TV - originally seen at City Screen

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  • jswysin

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jswysin 31 Jan, 2015

    "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"

    After reading the Charles Portis novel I can see why the Coens wanted to adapt it, with their flair for wonderful dialogue. But just because most of the script is transferred right from the page there's no questioning the craft and performances on display. Oh, and a benefit to reading the novel is suddenly understanding every Jeff Bridges mumble.

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  • derpzerplin

    ★★★★½ Watched by derpzerplin 08 Feb, 2015 1

    Another wonderful Coen brothers film, and a stunning Western. Poor Little Blackie. :(

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  • Felix Cruz

    ★★★★½ Watched by Felix Cruz 05 Feb, 2015

    Now that is a film! And that is what I call a brilliant screenplay! These guys really did their homework. Awesome acting by everyone especially Hailee Stenfield.

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  • Voina

    ★★★★½ Added by Voina

    One of the few remakes that is not just a good movie, but actually superior to the original. Jeff Bridges is amazing in the role of Rooster Cockburn and the movie, filled with black humor really is a great experience. i think that Josh Brolin's potrayel of the villain Chayney despite what little screen time he had was outstanding.

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★½ Added by Bill Shannon

    The Coens playing it straight? Other than a few key shootings -- and their trademark snappy dialogue -- this might have been confused for a Disney-produced Western.

    There is no real comic-violence (though a bit of comedy, and a bit of violence), but instead we get the simple story of Mattie Ross (Steinfeld), an intense, mature girl looking for the death of the man who done shot her pa'. Mattie enlists the reluctant, mercurial Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) to help her…

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  • Chris Alley

    Watched by Chris Alley 29 Dec, 2010

    Another homerun from the Coen Brothers. Young Hailee Steinfeld more than held her own against one of the best casts of the year. A must see.

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