110 min - Adventure | Drama | Western - 22 December 2010 (USA)
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay),and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld
There's a reason Hailee Steinfeld is the star of this movie and you'll learn that not 15 minutes into the film. She absolutely steals this movie away from big names; Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper.
True Grit is a dialogue film. Limited action and alot of talking. BUT the script is fantastic. The stories and one-liners that Jeff Bridges spout are entertaining and his quarrels with Matt Damon are a riot. Josh Brolin has a small but monumental role in the eyes of Hailee Steinfeld's character.
True Grit follows the daughter of a murdered man. The daughter will stop at nothing to see her father's killer punished. She hires two men of grit and pursue said murderer.
+ Well wrote script
+ Iconic characters
- Every character has a speech impediment (get those subtitles ready)
_ Less action than most Westerns
? Could be a great Father/Daughter film
I give True Grit 4/5 stars. Its a fine film made by two great directors.