True Grit (2010)

110 mins
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Coen brothers' western, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. True Grit sees the Coen's reunite with Big Lebowski... More

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True Grit (2010) | Ratings & Reviews

"Rather than a case of the Dude doing the Duke, Bridges' irascible old cuss is a genuine original who feels larger than the familiar saga that contains him."


"From a classic western novel, the Coens have fashioned a western in the classic mode. Not only does it have the drop on the 1969 version, it’s the first great movie of 2011."

Total FilmTotal Film

"In some ways, much like Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter," which the Coens quote both musically and visually, True Grit is a parable about good and evil. Only here, the lines between the two are so blurred as to be indistinguishable, making this a true picture of how the West was won, or - depending on your view - lost."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It's robustly played and ravishing to look at, with its bullish inhabitants and glorious, bleached-bone cinematography. But its furniture is almost too comfortable and too lovingly restored..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This is a film by the Coen Brothers, and this is the first straight genre exercise in their career. It's a loving one. Their craftsmanship is a wonder. Their casting is always inspired and exact. The cinematography by Roger Deakins reminds us of the glory that was, and can still be, the Western."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"The Dude does the Duke but the kid steals the show"

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Well-made and acted Coen Brothers remake lacks the humor and resonance that might have made it memorable."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Terrific: tough, exciting, funny, gorgeous and bewitchingly acted, this is darn close to perfection."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Everybody is at great pains to point out, quite rightly, that this True Grit is not a remake of the 1969 John Wayne movie."

Dominion PostDominion Post

True Grit (2010) | Details

M, contains violence
Drama, Western
Country of origin

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