True Grit (2010)

Scroll to content

An elderly woman relays a formative experience of trauma and vengeance from her childhood.

This measured, droll exercise in genre filmmaking is not a remake of the 1969 Henry Hathaway Western starring John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn but an entirely new adaptation of Charles Portis’ extraordinary novel.

The Coen brothers abandon the more macho and bloated tone of the original film adaptation, opting to revive the humour, ornate spoken language and strangeness of the source material.

With Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross.