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True Grit

True Grit's Jeff Bridges
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Wednesday January 5th, 2011

The Coen brothers made their first Western with "Grit" and it's a total triumph. The sentimentality of the original film is gone and this is the version of this story that I'd always wanted to see. I loved it.

Bridges is outstanding as Rooster. Not to take anything away from Wayne who did some of his best work in the original but Bridges is memorable as the aging, overweight, usually sauced lawman who agrees to track down a killer.

Hailee Steinfeld is great in the Kim Darby role. She is 13 years old so she's truer to character than Darby who was a young women when she played the part.

This is a "True Grit" for our time.