It was slow, the dialogue was very complicating, and the main character was frustratingly annoying. I wanted very much to love this film and even so, with much of what this film got right, I want to say I liked it, but I cannot. Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon are excellent and had they been the main focus this film would be a whole hell of a lot better. Bridges character had a frustrating gargling voice that made him hard…
Straightforward, well-made and entertaining. What more is there to say?
(+) Jeff, the Dude, Bridges is a hell of an actor.
(-) I tend to dislike Westerns.
(+) The Coens directed this. It had to be good!
(-) Too many cowboy names. I can't with these silly cowboy names.
(+) That little girl was a bad bitch!
(-) That little girl was too "bad bitch" for my taste.
(+) Great cinematography
(-) Josh Brolin was meh! Luckily he just had a few lines!
(+) The score was outstanding!
Language was redeeming.
Masterpiece through and through.
A rock solid movie, but in retrospect won't stand up as one of my favorite Coen Brothers movies. Hailee Steinfeld is really fucking good though. I'm probably a little harsher on this because of how good the Coen Bros. can be, it's still a really good film.
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Strong performances, especially from Hailee Steinfeld dominate the Cohen Bros's verbose take on this familiar Western tale. Steinfeld is a delight to watch as she takes charge of the business of avenging her father's death with a head-strong ramrod attitude that is the main attraction of this movie. The scene where she negotiates payment for horses her father had bought is just hilarious. Less entertaining is Jeff Bridges' antics as the drunken Rooster Cogburn. Admittedly, I was never enamored of…
True Grit contains a perfectly adventurous western, complete with great performances by Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and the girl. The dialogue is witty and sharp (as it always is in Coen movies), and the pace never stops accelerating. Such a fantastic movie. I was a bit disappointed to find out this was a remake of a 1969 movie starring John Wayne, but I still think this movie excels in almost every area.
No doubt Chaney fancied himself scot-free, but he was wrong. You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free, except the grace of God.
Mattie Ross is my hero and Jeff Bridges is a top caliber actor.
True Grit is a relatively simple story -- a 14 year old girl out to avenge the death of her father, hiring a Marshal (played by Jeff Bridges) to aid her. But despite starting off with…
I used to watch a lot of the older cowboy movies with my Mom growing up. I remember the original True Grit with that old guy that walks funny. This movie is really on par with the original but tells it in a more depressing way. Kinda makes the viewer feel even more sorry for the characters than the original.
Probably second tier Coens for me, but that's still pretty good. It gets really weirdly mournful at moments, which is cool.