Tuesday, February 8, 2011

True Grit



I went to see True Grit tonight so I thought I'd share my experience. Let me start with saying, don't go into this movie expecting an action western, or you'll be let down. There is not a ton of fighting. This is no Good Bad N' Ugly. Instead, this movie focusing on a truly engrosing dramatic plot, rich with character development. The acting here is top notch, most noteaply with great performances from Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, with a suprisingly compitant female performance from Hailee Steinfeld (as Mattie Ross).

The story is basically about a young lady who is seeking revenge after a wanted criminal murders her father in cold blood. She recruits a run down old Marshal to help her (Jeff Bridges) and is also aided by a confident and somewhat stubborn Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to track him down.

The film is directed by the Coen Brothers, and I have to say, looking at the film as a western-drama, it's nearly flawless.

It's a remake of a much earlier film (by the same title) with John Wayne as the leading man. This movie does it justice, in my opinion.

It's worth watching in theater if you're interested in this sort of thing. Check it out.

38 comments:

UFOS ARE REAL said...

Thanks for your review, I'll definitely be seeing it soon.

DarkSpark said...

Would you recommend this to a John Wayne fan? I saw the previews but still haven't decided weather to see it or not.
By the way, I really like the layout!

8bitAcidTrip said...

Looks good. I'm surprised there is no 3d western yet.....

Chocolatecoins14 said...

I thought it was a pretty good movie, myself.

LacedNFitted said...

I've been really wanting to see this movie ha

Carl said...

I love the Coen brothers, and my friend loves Matt Daemon, so I'll probably drag her to see this. Good review.

Double C said...

Can't wait to see this one

Poetry of the Day said...

aww that is a bummer

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and then there was METAL said...

i love me a good shoot em up, but if there is no action what is the point

-Metalcore

Rogues said...

Haven't seen the remake of this movie yet, it will be interresting to see if it comes close to the awesomeness of the original...I'm expecting to see it in the next few days so we'll see!

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Schla.mp3 said...

seems like a good movie to me

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Tasty said...

Haven't seen either the original or the remake. As I'm not a fan of action movies I will add this to my list.. I've heard good things for a while now.

Tristie said...

I'll check it out for sure!

swagdigital said...

You have definitely swayed me to go see it. I'm excited to see what it is all about!

Mac said...

I will deff be seeing this!!

The Timely Regent said...

The original was a classic.

Boatato said...

I'm usually not really interested in westerns at all, but the fact that this is not a typical action western makes me think I'd like it.

Les said...

I've heard nothing but good press about this. I really should see it.
Thanks for the review!

Truth Finder said...

the story line not that bad i might give it a chance

Psychedelica Emphatica said...

I really enjoyed this movie. I like most Cohen Brothers films and I wasn't disappointed with this one. Great review! Followed.

Vapor said...

I've been wondering if it holds up to the original.

huntsman227 said...

This looks cool I can't wait till it comes out in NZ!

Hom Diddly said...

I haven't been disappointed by a Cohen Brothers film yet, and I can't wait to see this one. Followed.

Ono Mock-O said...

Good movie, really, but I prefer the original with John Wayne.

PvtCarlin said...

Good honest review, and I totally agree with you. I thought it was an excellent movie!

watchman said...

don't care much for the movie but as a gun guy, that is a nice revolver he is holding on the screencap

Rose said...

damn, i wanted it to be an action movie

Fighter said...

Interesting film. This blog is very interesting too;) Keep posting!

Rawr said...

looks nice, I'll check this

shishimaru said...

I realize I have never seen a western flick, this one sounds solid, might go and watch it as a first! >:3

Teutorix said...

Thanks for the review, it isnt the type of movie I was looking for but if the opportunity arises I'll check it out.

Isaac said...

This movie is amazing and so is Jeff Bridges, the dude abides

Riane said...

omg i want to see that so badly!

FunnyCraigs said...

Loved that movie. Really is a great one.

Das Auto! said...

i'm not a massive fan of dubstep but that track was pretty sick

f0rwhatitsworth said...

i watched it. i didnt like the ending. that girl turned into a bitch when she grew up.

Snerd Williams said...

I absolutely loved this movie. It was great. The John Wayne movie is different, but this is still good.

LegendaryLiNX said...

I just finished watching the old one and it sucked! Hopefully when I see the new one it will be better.

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