True Grit

True Grit

3.5 109 Ratings

Release Date : | Length : 110 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 4.0/5
  • MJ Rating 3.5/5
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plot

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross's father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney, and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, she sets out with him, over his objections, to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue t...more

Verdict

“A gripping screenplay coupled with great performances makes it a must watch!”

True Grit Credit & Casting

Jeff Bridges

True Grit Audience Review

Truly a Visual Spectacle

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True Grit is about Mattie Rosss(Hailee Steinfield)search for her fathers killer Tom Chaney(Josh Brolin). She takes the help of US marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff bridges) to track down Chaney. The film is about her journey in search of the killer.

I discovered Coen brothers with O brother where art thou. That film has one of the most beautiful sound tracks. Like me if you are a Coen brothers fan you will be a bit disappointed with this one. This is not in the league of some of their best works but is still a good watch. The star of this film is Roger Deakins. I was very disappointed that he didnt win the Oscars this year. The visuals overpower the narrative, sometimes taking over the leisurely paced screenplay.

The last time I saw visuals of this scale was in Baz Luhrmanns Australia. We need movies like these which can be best enjoyed on the big screen. The Coen brothers have said that they have adapted the book and not remade the 1969 film. It would be interesting to see the earlier film then. In terms of performance you have to get used to the accent of Jeff bridges. I couldnt understand half of his dialogues. Hailee as Mattie gives coming of age a new twist. Her character comes across far mature than her age. Matt Damon is in a highly forgettable and half baked role.

Final few words: This is a film which is not in a hurry and you should also not be when you watch this. The only way this film deserves to be seen is on the big screen.

Rating : *** (very good)

Ticket meter: Worth any amount for the sheer visual spectacle