Friday, March 30, 2012

Mini movie review: True Grit (2010)

Mr. Mouse and I like Westerns and we generally like the Coen brothers' films, so I was glad when we finally got around to see their remake/retelling of True Grit.  I loved the look of the movie and thought Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges were terrific (even tho' I had a difficult time understanding a lot of Bridges's lines).  Mr. Mouse thought it was a little slow and I do concur that it seemed like there was a whole lot of build up ... and then not much time spent on the resolution - we were looking and looking and looking for Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) and then hardly saw him at all before he was dealt with.  I guess I'll put it here in my listing of favorite Coen brothers' movies: Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?, True Grit, Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, The Hudsucker Proxy, Barton Fink, Burn After Reading.  (Yes, No Country for Old Men and The Man Who Wasn't There are on my "why haven't I seen these yet?" list.)

1 comment:

  1. I don't see Miller's Crossing on the list. That's my favorite Coen Bros. movie. That movie has lots of action. Great gangster flick.