• John Roberts

    ★★★ Watched by John Roberts 02 Jun, 2012

    Solid re-imagining of the John Wayne story.


  • Jeremy Clark

    ★★★★ Added by Jeremy Clark

    Based on the beloved 1968 novel by Arkansas writer Charles Portis, True Grit is an American classic featuring scenes of galvanic violence, befitting a true Wild West tale. The film has an adventurous spirit that's also sneakily comic, with humor that rises from the sharply drawn characters and the impeccable dialogue they spout. Even better, the deft touch of Joel and Ethan Coen does a great job incorporating their dark, idiosyncratic humor amidst the palpable suspense. It is a classic tall tale, well told.


  • rasmafarian

    ★★★ Watched by rasmafarian 28 Mar, 2015

    Great script, mediocre acting. Good for entertainment, but nothing more.


  • _DeusExMachina_

    ★★★★ Added by _DeusExMachina_

    Angenehmer Western, lässt sich sehen. Keine groben Schnitzer.


  • JJ Perkins

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JJ Perkins 25 Mar, 2015

    I forgot how much this film is an outright comedy


  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★★½ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    Ain't no quark in my bend-it!


  • SleepyDino

    ★★½ Watched by SleepyDino 24 Mar, 2015

    cruel and raw world...


  • Miles Hardman

    ★★★★ Watched by Miles Hardman 24 Mar, 2015

    I watched both versions of True Grit because it ties in with my studies of the Western as a genre. Though it's not quite as great as the 1969 original - due in part to its non-deviance from its source materials - the Coens' version is made relevant by its representation of the change that the Western has gone through since the days of John Wayne.

    There's more bloodshed here; less of a mythologised happy ending to the classic tale…


  • katie h.

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by katie h. 23 Mar, 2015

    i don't even like westerns, but only master filmmakers like the coens could make an emotional, witty, and all-around realistic narrative like this.

    the ending gets me every time.


  • Paukzen

    ★★★½ Watched by Paukzen 20 Feb, 2011

    Sarca, con Mauro e Gabriella


  • fdash

    ★★★★ Added by fdash

    Good shit, coen brothers.


  • Alexander Huls

    ★★★★ Watched by Alexander Huls 17 Mar, 2015

    A wonderfully sincere old-fashioned Western with strums of beautifully subtle melancholy that culminate in the potent symbolism of the Wild West Show that Mattie visits at the end of the movie. That moment reveals the film to be slightly less the Pastoral Symphony it appeared to be, and something more like a Nocturne or Sonata from Chopin.