“True Grit” is a 2010 Western movie directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, and Matt Damon. The movie is a remake of the 1969 film of the same name, which was based on the novel by Charles Portis.
The movie follows the story of Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), a 14-year-old girl who hires Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a one-eyed, hard-drinking U.S. Marshal, to track down and capture Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the man who murdered her father. Along the way, they are joined by a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who is also hunting Chaney for a different crime.
The movie is a character-driven Western with excellent performances from its cast, particularly Hailee Steinfeld as the determined and tough Mattie Ross and Jeff Bridges as the grizzled and reluctant hero Rooster Cogburn. The movie features the Coen Brothers’ signature blend of humor, violence, and genre-bending storytelling.
“True Grit” was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and has since become a modern classic of the Western genre. The movie is a faithful adaptation of the source material, with excellent cinematography and score, and a compelling story that explores themes of justice, revenge, and the power of the human spirit.
Duration: 110 min.