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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Barry Pepper
Jeff Bridges
Matt Damon
Josh Brolin
Hailee Steinfeld
Directors
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Screenwriters
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Running Time
110 minutes

True Grit
The Dude bests The Duke in a new Coens masterpiece


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True Grit

Plot
After hired hand Tom Chaney (Brolin) kills her farmer father and flees, indomitable 14 year-old Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) hires tough, one-eyed US Marshal and heavy-drinking reprobate Reuben J. ‘Rooster’ Cogburn (Bridges) — a man with “true grit” — to bring him in. Joined by Texas Ranger La Boeuf (Damon), the odd posse head into Indian territory on their manhunt.


Verdict
Terrific: tough, exciting, funny, gorgeous and bewitchingly acted, this is darn close to perfection.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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