Sunday, January 9, 2011


"True Grit" is another one of those crowd-pleasing films in this Oscar race. The broad appeal may actually be one of the only issues I have with the film, as it wasn't as dark as the trailer made it seem. It felt like a Disney version of a Coen brothers film, which is evident in its PG-13 rating. Apart from this, I thought the story was well laid out and the performances by the trio of Steinfeld, Bridges and Damon were outstanding. All deserving of Oscar nominations, but I don't see them winning (except maybe for Steinfeld in Supporting Actress). Overall, another job well done by the Coen brothers in creating a surprisingly authentic western film. In addition to the acting categories, should definitely get nominations for Best Picture and possibly Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Art Direction.

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