Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and adventure on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
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There are many great performances in True Grit. Jeff Bridges plays the obnoxious marshall Rooster Cogburn with such efficiency that it is easy to see why some are arguing that he gives a better performance than John Wayne did in the original. Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also excellent in their supporting roles; Damon as the know it all Texas Ranger LaBoeuf eager to show up Cogburn, and Brolin as the fiery killer that Cogburn and LaBouef are hunting. But it is Hailee Steinfeld that highlights the show in her first starring role as the audacious Mattie Ross. Steinfeld steals scenes in which she volleys back and forth with these and other veterans alike with a sharp tongue usually not seen until later in an actor’s career. The story is a classic revenge tale with colorful characters on all sides and the Coen brothers deliver more wit to a script that was already crafty and wry.