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Shakefire: True Grit Review

Shakefire's Maria Jackson writes: "True Grit is a Coen brothers remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic. I haven't seen the original, but my father who also attended this screening had, and just like me, he truly enjoyed this film. While the trailers make much of John Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin they fail to introduce the draw dropping talent of Hailee Steinfield. Steinfeild is powerhouse who drives the movie along as Mattie Ross, the determined, revengeful, lightening smart, irrepressible teenage daughter of a father murdered by Josh Brolin's The Coward Tom Chaney. Aware of that people will not take a fourteen year old girl seriously, Mattie never gives up until she gets what she wants and floors everyone with her keenly focused determination. A sharply written and entertaining scene where Mattie bargins with the very talented Dakin Matthews (as Col. Stonehill) cements the elements of Mattie's character."

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