Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his ...
or her "grit" tested.
Nadat ze ziet hoe haar vader vermoord wordt door Tom Chaney besluit de 14-jarige Mattie Ross deze moordenaar te vangen. Ze huurt de taaiste U.S. marshall, J. "Rooster" Cogburn, om haar te helpen. Mattie staat erop dat ze meereist met Cogburn, wiens drinkgedrag, luiigheid en algemeen veroordelend karakter haar vertrouwen in hem niet vergroot. Tegen zijn wil reist ze met hem mee door de Indiaanse streken om Chany te zoeken. Ze worden bijgestaan door Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, die Chaney wil hebben voor andere doeleinden. Dit onwaarschijnlijk trio staat vele gevaren en verrassingen te wachten op hun reis.
14-year-old mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper co-star.
Critic Consensus :Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens' most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book.
True Grit can be described as tense, stylized, and atmospheric. The plot revolves around tracking someone down, young heroes, and partners. Its comic aspect comes from verbal byplay. True Grit's main genres are western, drama, and adventure. In terms of style, it has a road movie structure, stars a strong female character, and includes a voice over. In approach, it is serious and realistic. True Grit is slow paced. It is located in Oklahoma and Texas. It takes place in the Old West and in the 19th century. True Grit is a remake and based on a book. The movie has received attention for being a blockbuster, critica...
lly acclaimed, and an award winner. It is well suited for a boys' night. Note that True Grit involves violent content.
True Grit News Articles
Oh, we sort of thought the kids-shooting-guns-and-kicking-ass-for-laughs genre was done after no one cared about "Kick-Ass 2." Guess not. Another movie in a similar shape, though perhaps with a bit of "Hanna" and "Salt" thrown in too is on the way with "Barely Lethal." The first images from the movie are here via EW, with " True Grit " star Hailee Steinfeld as the kid trying to have a normal high school life until she's forced to use her special skills again.
Samuel L. Jackson has the Nic Cage role in this one that will open in the fall. Official synopsis below.
Weary of her life as a teenage Special Ops Agent, ‘Megan’ ( Hailee Steinfeld ) fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. Hoping to live the life of a “normal” teenager, she discovers that being popular, dating, and fitting in isn’t as easy as she thought. Complicating matters
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