DVD: True Grit

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01 July 2011

Western.

2010. 110 min.

With Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld and Matt Damon.

Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.

16V.

Rating: 4/5

Revenge can be an ugly thing but when the person out to get it is a strong-willed 14-year-old girl the prospect of seeing some sort of retribution being taken on screen can be quite exciting. And it doesn’t get much better than when the story is set in the Wild West.

The Coen Brothers’ adaptation of Charles Portis’ novel (also filmed in 1969 with John Wayne as Marshal Rooster Cogburn) grabs you by the collar and takes you on a journey as Cogburn (Bridges), Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) and a Texas Ranger, LeBoeuf (Damon), set out to get their hands on Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the man who killed Mattie’s father.

While the rapport the three actors enjoy with one another gives you your money’s worth the individual performances ensure this Western is an absolute must-see.

Steinfeld, in her first movie role, is brilliant while Rooster’s escapades clearly have Bridges enjoying himself enormously.

Bonus: featurettes.

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