- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 7, 2011
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Dreamworks Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Behind the scenes with Mattie Ross
- Outfitting the old west: Buckskins, chaps and cowboy hats
- Re-creating Fort Smith
- The cast
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 12/22/2010
"[O]ne of their most broadly entertaining films yet....[The Coen brothers] worked hard, and successfully, at serving the buoyant novel as well as being true to their own black comic brio."
Wall Street Journal - 12/24/2010
"Joel Coen and Ethan Coen fill the film with self-conscious good humor -- hey, it's the Coen brothers -- and the charmingly old-fashioned locutions of the Charles Portis novel."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/22/2010
3.5 star out of 4 -- "The casting is always inspired and exact. The cinematography by Roger Deakins reminds us of the glory that was, and can still be, the Western."
New York Times - 12/21/2010
"[B]oth musically and visually, TRUE GRIT is a parable about good and evil. Only here, the lines between the two are so blurred as to be indistinguishable, making this a true picture of how the West was won or -- depending on your view -- lost."
Washington Post - 12/22/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "TRUE GRIT has sweep and scope and entertainment value to burn..."
USA Today - 12/22/2010
"Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off an impressive feat: repurposing a classic film with their idiosyncratic blend of dark, deadpan humor and palpable suspense..."
A.V. Club - 12/21/2010
"The Coens direct TRUE GRIT with a light touch....It's simultaneously rollicking and grave, alternating moments of fine dark humor with startling violence..." -- Grade: A-
Rolling Stone - 12/21/2010
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he Coens have crafted a vastly entertaining Wild West show that is memorable in every particular."
Total Film - 12/21/2010
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]ll credit to Damon, who plays down the Texan's vanity and braggadocio, leaving just enough of it in evidence to be funny without being off-putting."
Movieline - 12/22/2010
"[A]lternately somber, funny, elegiac and steadfastly if unconventionally moral....The Coens use the landscape beautifully, capturing the majesty of ripply baptismal rivers and craggy, charred-bone trees alike."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/24/2010
"The best of the new TRUE GRIT comes from the actors who bring their vivid characters to life....With typically impeccable dusty-Western cinematography by Roger Deakins..." -- Grade: B+
USA Today - 12/31/2010
Included in USA Today's "10 Best Films Of 2010" -- "The Coen brothers fire on all cylinders with this remake of the 1969 Western..."
Film Comment - 01/01/2011
"[T]he brothers clearly enjoy adopting Portis's dry plainspoken idiom....Bridges sounds as if he's talking through his collar, in a vocal performance that's entertaining no matter what he's saying..."
Uncut - 02/01/2011
5 stars out of 5 -- "TRUE GRIT is really about Jeff Bridges, giving another peerless performance for the Coens....Certainly with TRUE GRIT, he's done great work in a great film."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2011
"[T]he production, by their regular team, is formally superb....The Coens inject something of its macabre fairytale timbre, retaining the book's grotesque touches and adding more."