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True Grit

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
True Grit
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U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.

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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Special collector's ed. Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD Western TRUE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Nov 17, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the original "True Grit" which won Best Actor Award for John Wayne at the 1970 Academy Awards. In "True Grit" John Wayne is an older law man named Rooster Cogburn. He is no longer the fastest gone but he still can out smart just about anybody. He is aided by Glen Campbell as a Texas Ranger by the name of LaBoeuf. Now Glen Campbell didn't get many parts in westerns, but he is up to the job in "true Grit". The bad guys are headed up by Robert Duval, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin and Jeff Corey. "True Grit" has a sense of humor in looking at the limitations of John Wayne's character. It is fun to see Wayne making jokes about himself. This was a real change for John Wayne fans who were use to their man taking on everybody at anytime. He is wiser now and it is a joy to watch the Academy Award Performance by John Wayne.

May 12, 2014
  • petercorell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

John Wayne pulls off another Western Masterpiece. Who else could rilde into a band of Indians on his horse with only a rifle and make it through? This ils essestial Western Classic for those who like the wild West.

Aug 06, 2013
  • stk22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sorry to all those who liked the remake. I liked it, too. But it does not even come close to this fun, adventurous, western classic. The trio of John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby create a chemistry rarely seen in today's cinema. Look for a stellar supporting cast including Strother Martin, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper. I highly recommend this classic.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another excellent Western from Henry Hathaway (The Sons Of Katie Elder). I find it hard to believe this was John Wayne's only Best Actor Oscar (e.g. The Searchers). Co-starring 'The Rhinestone(less) Cowboy' (Glen Campbell), Kim Darby and her boy's haircut, (who I found annoying when I first saw this many moons ago, but she's grown on me over the years -- she's got spunk and goes toe-to-toe w/Wayne... everybody actually), Robert Duvall, Strother Martin, and Dennis Hopper (who routinely got the crap kicked out of him in so many Westerns... exceptionally brutally this time). I was pleasantly surprised with the Coen bros. remake, too. I couldn't pick a better actor to carry on Rooster Cogburn than Jeff Bridges. There will always only be one Duke, though. Good stuff. FIVE STARS.

Jun 08, 2012
  • downsman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Coen Brothers/Jeff Bridges version but the Duke's version is still the best, with Robert Duvall demonstrating the potential to be the great actor he became.

Jul 14, 2011
  • waterloo7171 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Both versions of this classic movie appear valid. The book must be pretty good to have inspired two feature films over the years. In both films its a question of who you prefer as more larger than life character. Wayne and Bridges both do a great job in somewhat different ways. The newer version of the film expands more on what happens to the girl at the end. The older one concentrates more on how her dad was wrongly murdered in the beginning of the story.

Jul 11, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of John Wayne's best movie.

Jul 05, 2011
  • Arthur406 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

absoulute classic; only ocsar John Wayne won. New one's just as good without John Wayne

Jun 26, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I haven't seen the Cohen Bros. one yet, but I can't imagine that it improves on the original. Great dialogue and story, a strong female character. And beautiful scenery.

Apr 25, 2011
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Better than the 2010 version ... recommend Cat Ballou if you like this kind of old west movies about young girl hiring infamous gunman to avenge own father's killer.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ned Pepper: "What's your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?" Rooster Cogburn: "I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?" Ned Pepper: "I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man." Rooster Cogburn: "Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!"

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