- Written by SECRETS Movie Review Team
- Published on 01 June 2011
- Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - June, 2011
- The Dilemma (Blu-ray)
- The Usual Suspects Digibook (Blu-ray)
- The Terminator Digibook (Blu-ray)
- The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (Blu-ray)
- I Am Number Four (Blu-ray)
- Dead Man Walking (Blu-ray)
- True Blood Season 3 (Blu-ray)
- Le Mans (Blu-ray)
- Grand Prix (Blu-ray)
- True Grit (Blu-ray)
- Rocky (Blu-ray)
- Platoon (Blu-ray)
- Hotel Rwanda (Blu-ray)
- American Graffiti (Blu-ray)
- Once Upon a Time in the West (Blu-ray)
- The Horse Soldiers
- The Mechanic (Blu-ray)
- A Nightmare in Las Cruces (DVD)
- Gnomeo & Juliet 3D (3D Blu-ray)
- All Pages
"True Grit" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook
True Grit is the story of a daughter seeking vengeance for the unjust murder of her father.
At just 14 years of age, Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) seeks to hire a man to help hunt down Chaney, the man who killed her father. Mattie finds the help of the toughest US Marshall in town, Rooster Cogburn (Bridges), a man she was told possessed â€œtrue grit.â€ A Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Damon) joins them in their hunt as he has business with Chaney as well.
- 2010, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 50 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Codec: AVC
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Starring: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper
- Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
- Violence: Yes
- Sex: No
- Language: Mild
Like most Coen Brothers movies, True Grit is funny at times, but always with a dark cloud of Coenism looming above. I very much enjoyed this movie and all the fuss about Haileeâ€™s performance is well deserved. The movie is worth watching just for the sake of seeing her and Bridgeâ€™s performances. Sorry Matt Damon, didnâ€™t mean to leave you out as your character was very good as well! There isnâ€™t too much to the story, and it isnâ€™t going to leave you wanting to discuss it like some of their other movies such as No Country for Old Men, but True Grit is entertaining and fun. I for one, am happy to add this to my collection of movies.
Paramount gave us a beautiful Blu-ray with this release of True Grit. Image quality is top notch and will not disappoint. The audio on the disc is a treat for your ears, Carter Burwellâ€™s western-inspired score has a wide soundstage that will really fill up your home theater. The gun shots are some of the best I have heard and really pack a punch.
Theatrical Trailer, A look at the Cast, Feature on author Charles Portis, Interview with Steinfeld. Fairly weak in the extras department.