Film review - True Grit. By Thomas Morton I MUST start with a confession: I am a Coen brothers fan. This matters because, firstly, I can’t help but judge this film by comparing it to their previous output (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou, No Country For Old Men), and secondly, I’m aware that their style of film-making is not for everyone, though I happen to like it. True.
One-eyed, over-the-hill US Marshal Rooster Cogburn reluctantly agrees to help a girl track down her father's killer. The quest is complicated by a Texas Ranger, who is also on the murderer's trail.True Grit - Review. Review by Rob Carnevale. IndieLondon Rating: 5 out of 5 IT’S not often you find yourself praising a remake let alone hailing it as better than the original but the Coen brothers’ True Grit fits that bill. A bona fide instant classic, the film sits comfortably alongside the likes of Unforgiven, The Wild Bunch and The Magnificent Seven as one of the finest examples of the.For the True Grit DVD Review and more of the latest DVD Reviews visit Red Online. True Grit tells the story of 14 year-old Mattie Ross (played by Hailee Steinfeld) who hires US marshall Reuben J Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to hunt down the outlaw who killed her father.
Film Review - True Grit December 20, 2010. With “True Grit,” Joel and Ethan Coen bring to the screen their take on archetypal western storytelling, lassoing together a leathered tale of spur-jangly redemption and cold-blooded murder, effectively evoking an age of weathered men and stark violence. The picture is gorgeous, unexpectedly humorous, horrific, and delightfully saddle sore.
And in their remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic True Grit, they also found their straightest hero yet. 14-year-old Mattie Ross is savvy and sharper than a serpent’s tooth. She scares the local merchants with her bible quotations and knowledge of the law, conjuring up a hefty endowment from her father’s untimely demise and unfinished businesses. And fording a river on her barely broken.
True Grit is an ideal example of a movie that was ripe for remaking, a solid film with a good basis in its screenplay and storytelling that still left room for across-the-board improvement that enriches the tale. This Western adventure of expedition and vengeance holds up about as well as any John Wayne movie could hold up in modern times, even with the cringey casual sexism and racism. Well.
Review - True Grit The Coen brothers' work has so frequently displayed many of the attributes that go into making a great western, it comes as something of a surprise that they haven't tackled the genre head-on until now. Think of the Coens' films and you think of their facility for stylised, verbose dialogue, their penchant for eccentric character details, and their superb location work, in.
The one-eyed fat man is back but working in a very different key in the Coen brothers’ take on True Grit, a melancholy, atmospheric Western with a 14-year-old girl at its center.
True, the original 1969 adaptation of True Grit wouldn’t be on very many people’s shortlists of the greatest westerns ever made, but it is fondly remembered as the one that netted John Wayne his Oscar. Yet Ethan and Joel Coen’s new version trumps Henry Hathaway’s rather dated original in just about every respect. From the technical production values, to the quality of its central cast.
In the Coen Brothers' “True Grit,” Jeff Bridges is not playing the John Wayne role. He's playing the Jeff Bridges role — or, more properly, the role created in the enduring novel by Charles Portis, much of whose original dialogue can be heard in this film. Bridges doesn't have the archetypal stature of the Duke. Few ever have. But he has here, I believe, an equal screen presence.
TRUE GRIT (1969) is one of those interesting films where Wayne’s character, Rooster Cog burn, seems to be more of the broken aging hero but one who is drawn into hunting down a murderer of young Mattie Ross’ (Kim Darby) father. Along for the ride is a young Glen Campbell, in one of his early main roles, playing a Texas Ranger who is out to get the bounty on the killer. It was Wayne’s.
Film Review: True Grit (2010) Thursday, February 24, 2011 Share this. With the Academy Awards coming up, Godzdogz will be having a look at some of films that have been nominated. When it was announced that the Coen Brothers were planning a remake of the classic 1969 western True Grit, even my faith in the Minnesota siblings' genius was tested. As a big fan of the original John Wayne version, I.
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The Coens direct True Grit with a light touch, but like Portis’ stark, funny novel, their adventure tale shaves off none of the rough edges. It’s simultaneously rollicking and grave, alternating moments of fine dark humor with startling violence as it drags Mattie into the world of adult responsibilities and the danger and lost innocence that come with them.
True Grit is a fascinating experiment in that regard, though in adapting Charles Portis’ 1968 novel for the screen (and mindful I’m sure of the John Wayne adaptation to which their film would inevitably be compared), Joel and Ethan Coen contribute less of themselves than might be expected. Granted, the dark humor and caustic irony that run throughout are distinctly Coen brothers additions.
True Grit is a 2010 film directed and written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, also known as the Coen Brothers. The film has an excellent cast of actors including Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and has a memorable appearance by Hailee Steinfeld. The film is based on a novel of the same name, written by Charles Portis and released in 1968. There is also the highly regarded John Wayne film.
Dove Review “True Grit” is a gritty film (pun intended) about the man behind the grit, Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne), a cowboy who is friendly enough, but doesn’t ever like to lose. When a teenage girl (Kim Darby) comes to him to help find her father’s killer, he is reluctant at first but young Mattie Ross is just as determined as he is. Along with La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), who wants to.