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This review is from: True Grit - (Blu-ray + DVD)  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I have to start by saying `True Grit' is another excellent film from the Coen brothers. Some of their films can miss the mark, but when they get it right they hit the target dead on and with full force.
This film follows a 14 year old girl called Mattie as she goes about finding the man who murdered her father. She is quick thinking, highly intelligent and full of sass. She hires the grizzly old Rooster Cogburn (played by Bridges) to help her in her endeavours and together they make an unlikely, but effective duo. There are also interactions with a Texas Ranger (played by Matt Damon) and gun fights and horse chases a-plenty.
The dialogue in this film is excellent and some of the lines Mattie and Cogburn come out with will have you roaring with laughter and appreciative of their eloquence. This film has quite a gentle pace and yet this is juxtaposed with the odd gun fight which adds the needed spark to the film.
Everyone acts very well in this and I adore the accents of all involved. Damon is great as the self righteous Texas Ranger and Bridges is simply wonderful as the time worn and hardened Cogburn. I haven't seen Hailee Steinfeld, the actress who plays Mattie, act in a film before, but I have to say I was highly impressed. The direction is superb, with plenty of artistic shots of the wide landscapes that will leave you breathless and the gun fights and scenes with drama and action are tight and full of excitement.
Overall I have to say I enjoyed this more than I anticipated I would and it made for just under 2 hours highly entertaining viewing. It's easily a film you could watch more than once and I am already looking forward to the next time when I will.
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