True Grit (2010)

Pieces of this review were originally published in Image and Response.-The Coen Brothers’ first Western gives us three important stories to consider.The first is the story of what happens when a young justice seeker, Mattie Ross, hires the ruthless manhunter Rooster Cogburn to track down the vigilante who shot and killed her father. It’s a compelling story. Can 14-year-old Mattie make a journey into the violent, lawless wilderness and achieve justice without losing her soul, her inn … [Read more...]