7/10/2011

True Grit (2010) ***

It's good, but not as good as everyone says, imo.

I feel like I'm obligated to love this film because it's the Coens, stars Jeff Bridges and it's a western.
I do enjoy it (this was my second time watching it), but it's not a great western.

Honestly, it's not all that different from the 1969 film in so many ways (much of the dialogue is identical), except for a few Coen-esque scenes.

As far as modern westerns go, I enjoy The Proposition, 3:10 To Yuma (a good example of a western "remake" that outshines the original), Appaloosa and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (more of just a drama) more.

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