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True Grit

In this gritty gunslinger, fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) hires a trigger-happy U.S. Marshal named "Rooster" Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to help her capture the man (Josh Brolin) who murdered her father. The spunky girl also insists on accompanying the oft-drunk, disreputable lawman. Later, their posse is joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who has his own reasons for tracking Chaney. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 22 Dec 2010
Video Release: 07 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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While violent depictions of war and death are also found in The Alamo, this film follows the courageous final stand of a group of Texans during an assault on their fort. A young military man who is more interested in poetry than warfare receives four white feathers (a sign of cowardice) from his friends in the 1939 film The Four Feathers. The film was remade in 2003 and stars Heath Ledger as the unwilling soldier. Zorro is another western figure who found his way onto the big screen in the 1940’s film The Mark of Zorro, the 1998 production The Mask of Zorro and the 2005 movie The Legend of Zorro.

Home Video Extra Features

True Grit releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack) on June 7, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- Mattie’s True Grit

- From Bustles to Buckskin—Dressing for the 1880s

- Re-Creating Fort Smith

- The Cast

- Colts, Winchesters & Remingtons: The Guns of a Post-Civil War Western

- Charles Portis—The Greatest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of

- The Cinematography of True Grit

- Theatrical Trailer

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