Saturday, January 1, 2011

"True Grit (2010)" [A-]

The 1969 rendition of True Grit with John Wayne was still an old-school epic Western, with rousing score, scenic vistas, and colorful characters. The Coen brothers have turned their 2010 rendition of the same story into a slog through a barren country populated by unwashed half-wits, unrepentant murderers, and half-redeemed lawmen. Both are successful in their own right. Jeff Bridges (the Dude) disappears into Rooster Cogburn a bit more than The Duke ever could, allowing the story to center more around the girl and her quest.

True Grit (2010) (IMDb)

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