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True Grit

“Far and away the best film we have seen this year.”

Release Date: December 22, 2010
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld
Genre: Drama, Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images)
Official Website: TrueGritmovie.com

True-Grit Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

EN 5 Second Review: The best description after seeing this is awestruck. We never thought that this remake could do justice to the original, but in many ways it outshines it. Far and away the best film we have seen this year.

“The Dude” does justice to “The Duke” and Hailee Steinfeld is a revelation as a young actress.

Trailer:

Clips:

“Not Going” – Maddie (Hailee Steinfeld) insists on going with Rooster (Jeff Bridges).

“Texas Ranger” – La Boeuf (Matt Damon) greets Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld).

Note: Cross posted from EntertainmentNutz.

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