I don’t like Westerns much, they’re just not that interesting to me. Granted, I’ve only seen a handful…and that’s including Back to the Future III. With that said, I originally had no interest in seeing True Grit, despite enjoying most of the Coen Brothers’ work. It wasn’t until the rave reviews from friends that I became interested. Even though I had no original interest, I’m glad that I took the time to see it.
Now, because I’m not that familiar with Westerns, I didn’t read the book, and I haven’t seen the original, I really don’t know what exactly I want to write about about this film. I just all-around enjoyed it. There was tension and the acting was great, especially from Hailee Steinfeld. I really did enjoy every moment of this film. There is nothing that doesn’t belong. The film smoothly progresses from scene to scene without a single shot feeling unnecessary. Everything has purpose and there’s nothing left to distract you from what’s important.
I could probably sit here and type about how great every aspect of True Grit is, but I’m not going to. The bottom line is that the Coen Brothers crafted an incredible film in every possible way. You should see this, if you haven’t already.