Punishment comes one way or another
Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Dakin Matthews
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
|Screenplay||Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, from the novel by Charles Portis|
|Editing||Ethan Coen, Joel Coen|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Mike Zoss Productions|
|Violence||Moderate, fairly frequent|
|Comments||Moderate moments of violence, occasionally a bit gruesome.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Girl with grit
Laetitia Pople Vat te lank om op te saal
Christy Lemire Saddle up for a screwball Western
Pete Hammond True Grit is a true winner, a triumph on every level for the Coen Brothers and one of the year's finest movies.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson While Steinfeld conveys all the necessary pluck as the headstrong Mattie, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and an impressively wizened Barry Pepper all make the most of the opportunities they’re presented by the Coens and, of course, Portis’ eminently quotable turns of phrase.
James Berardinelli With stronger overall acting, a tighter script, and better production design, True Grit 2010 surpasses its predecessor as the definitive adaptation of the novel and stakes out a place in the hall of fame of American Westerns.
C. Fuchs As long as it's viewed as a different (and more accurate) version of Portis' novel rather than a remake of the 1969 film, even fans of the latter will probably admire what's been created here.
Tomatometer Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens' most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book.
What the People say
31280 Netizens The Coens Show Some True Class
Average .. 75%