True Grit

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A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.8/10 (113,372 voted)

Critic's Score: 80/100

Ethan Coen

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

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.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen


Jeff Bridges

Rooster Cogburn

Hailee Steinfeld

Mattie Ross

Matt Damon


Josh Brolin

Tom Chaney

Barry Pepper

Lucky Ned Pepper

Dakin Matthews

Col. Stonehill

Jarlath Conroy


Paul Rae

Emmett Quincy

Domhnall Gleeson

Moon (The Kid)

Elizabeth Marvel

40-Year-Old Mattie

Roy Lee Jones


Ed Corbin

Bear Man

(as Ed Lee Corbin)

Leon Russom


Bruce Green

Harold Parmalee

Candyce Hinkle

Boarding House Landlady



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Release Date: 22 December 2010

Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $38,000,000


Opening Weekend: $24,850,000
(26 December 2010)
(3047 Screens)

Gross: $244,900,000

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


In the original
True Grit, Rooster Cogburn wears his eye-patch on his left eye. In the remake of
True Grit, the eye-patch is worn over Cogburn's right eye.


When Ned captures Mattie, the pistol he threatens her with is a Remington New Army. A few minutes later, Ned reloads his pistol and he has a Colt Single Action Army. When he fires a shot to acknowledge Rooster keeping his end of the bargain, he is again using a Remington, however, when he pulls his pistol to shoot Rooster, he is back to a Colt SAA. While it is possible that Ned carried two revolvers, at no time is he seen with a second revolver on his person.


[first lines]

40-Year-Old Mattie:
People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down and robbed him of his life and his horse and two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band…

User Review

One of the most crowd-pleasing films I think the Coens have ever made, accessible, simple, mythic and finally beautiful

Rating: 10/10

The Coen brothers are known for being one of the best filmmakers of our
time. They both compliment each other perfectly. When I heard they were
remaking the 1969, John Wayne classic True Grit, I was extremely
excited and had incredibly high expectations of the film. Being a major
fan of Western movies, I was really interested how it would turn out. I
wanted the movie to be more faithful to it's original source material,
Charles Portis novel, than the 1969 film had been. I was also hopeful
that Jeff Bridges would fill the huge shoes of the classic, legendary
John Wayne. I was hoping that they would blend the humor of the
original 1969 film with some of the suspense or thrills from earlier
Coen brothers films like No Country For Old Men or Fargo. But not
become way too violent that it causes to stay completely unrecognizable
to Charles Portis classic novel.

After seeing the Coen brothers new film, I have to say. My extremely
high expectations were surpassed. The movie actually surprised all the
hype I had, what an incredible film. The atmosphere, clothing, and the
buildings reminded me of the old classic Hollywood westerns they used
to make. I had a feeling of nostalgia watching the movie through the
end. I felt transported to another time period of the old western.
Hailee Steinfeld was amazing in the movie, I truly believe that this is
her breakout performance. Matt Damon and Josh Brolin were as usual
amazing. But the true star of the film has to be Jeff Bridges, in all
respects ( I don't mean to offend John Wayne or anything), I think Jeff
Bridges did a better job than John Wayne in portraying Rooster Cogburn.
His performance showed much more experience, strength and power, the
performance was pretty much unforgettable. Jeff Bridges handily
reinvents the iconic role of Rooster Cogburn in the Coen brothers'
back-to-the-book-remake. I congratulate the Coen for bringing back the
western genre, that Hollywood has ignored so much the last decade or
so. I can't stress enough how much I recommend this movie to people.