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True Grit

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
True Grit
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Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution. Special features include featurettes.
Title: True grit
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2011
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present ; written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen ; produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen ; a Scott Rudin/Mike Zess production
Notes: Based on the book True grit by Charles Portis
DVD release of the 2010 motion picture
Special features: Mattie's true grit; From bustles to buckskin; Re-creating Fort Smith; The cast
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution. Special features include featurettes.
ISBN: 9781415758755
1415758751
Branch Call Number: DVD Western TRUE
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Credits: Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; editor, Roderick Jaynes ; music, Carter Burwell.
Performers: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld, Dakin Matthews, Elizabeth Marvel.
System Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish ; optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired ; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Portis, Charles Film adaptations Teenage girls Arkansas Drama Fathers Death Drama United States marshals Drama Revenge Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Western films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Teenage girls
Fathers
United States marshals
Revenge
Publisher No: 35328 Paramount Pictures
11111021723 Paramount Pictures
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Coen Brothers re-make of the John Wayne classic.


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Sep 17, 2014
  • rp3276 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was good but I still like the original better.

Sep 13, 2014
  • lwd85 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was surprised by how much I liked this film. The music and scenery were beautiful. The film was a good mix of humor and drama. My husband and I have very different tastes in film, and we both enjoyed watching this.

Sep 06, 2014
  • PatrickLongworth1969 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A better film than I expected, given I was a bit moody when my friend suggested watching it, and I do recommend it. Is it similar or different from the John Wayne film? I don't think I've seen his film yet.

Aug 14, 2014
  • Nutty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great film with a mix of action and comic relief. Hailee Steinfeld's performance is fantastic. This film makes a 20-something want to find more Westerns to watch.

Jul 14, 2014
  • waltery rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I didn't think I would like this movie because it is a remake...what a nice surprise...excellent acting and directing...very entertaining....this movie proves a Western movie can still be made today and be so entertaining...The Coen Brothers are great once again!!!!

Aug 27, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A highly disappointing western.

Aug 26, 2013
  • DemonDan13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the few remakes that is better than, if not as good as, the original.

Aug 19, 2013
  • stk22 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fun remake by the Coen brothers. It's a bit of a hodgepodge though. While at one time using precise dialogue and story lines at many points, it also omits important pieces from the original and completely re-works the end which for fans of John Wayne is somewhat unforgivable if you are familiar with the Rooster Cogburn character. To take such a liberty, really makes it a different story. I also found the girl's performance lacking when compared to Kim Darby from the original. Still, a fun film for sure.

Jul 13, 2013
  • aboyter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This girl was such a good Mattie - much better than the older version's Mattie (that girl was just annoying). Matt Damon did an excellent job playing the prideful yet silly Laboeuf. But I have to stay loyal to John Wayne's Rooster. Bridges was a very good actor but Wayne had more spunk! I did not like the ending - though it held true to the book. Wayne's version had such a touching end to it.

Jul 13, 2013
  • 0cho rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was OK. I enjoyed Mattie's character and the rest of the cast did a good job. The ending was anti-climactic.

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Aug 14, 2014
  • Nutty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Aug 20, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Jul 11, 2011
  • tgw7755 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

good western action drama. i saw the old movie with same title too.i like that better.

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Aug 20, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jul 13, 2013
  • aboyter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ned - You answer me Rooster! I will kill this girl. You know I will do it!

Rooster - The girl means nothing to me - she's a runaway from Arkansas.

Ned- That is all very well. Do you advise that I kill her?

Rooster - Do what you think is best, Ned.

Wayne's version:

LaBeouf - What are you doing?

Rooster - back hands LaBeouf

Gotta love John Wayne's blase when delving out whacks of justice.

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

Lucky Ned Pepper: "What is your intention Rooster? 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 will you have?" Lucky Ned Pepper: "I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!" Rooster Cogburn: "Fill your hand you son-of-a-bitch!"

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