It hardly carries the punch of moral and ethical significance of some of Hawks and Ford's westerns ,and it's hard to state that John Wayne didn't have a better performance than this one, but all in all True Grit provides just the right amount of offbeat humor and satisfyingly rich plot points to still be relevant.
Another alleged classic that just doesn't live up. It does have its moments, but it's slow and plodding much of the time, the whole thing has a routine feel to it. John Wayne's much-lauded performance is slightly better than his others, but he's still too over the top to be believable.
With or without the Coen brothers rendition, this is still a solid piece. Wayne is wonderful in a grand, Vaudevillian sort of way.It contians two of the finest scenes of Wayne's career, and enough wit to please most discerning viewers.
Un sympathique dosage de violence, de sentiment et d'humour fait de ce western un spectacle plutôt attrayant. D'autant plus qu'il oppose un John Wayne légendaire à une jeune actrice pleine de dynamisme et de malice qui lui dispute âprement la part du lion. Reste que l'intéressant metteur en scène Henry Hathaway s'est distingué avec bien plus de brio et de talent, dans son conséquent passé... www.cinefiches.com
Two men and a young girl seeking for some outlaws in the Rocky Mountains. Naive and stereotyped. Beautiful shots of green meadows and birch woods. About Kim Darby, the Duke said that she was "the goddamn lousiest actress I ever worked with", and that may be true.
Too happy, bright and cheerful for what the whole story was about, the whole time I was wishing I was watching the Coen Brothers' remake. John Wayne shows some great acting but not all the time and not consistently. Kim Darby is annoying and other characters are either unexciting or just creepy. It was fun to spot Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper though.
I never have liked John Wayne as an actor or human being but since I will be seeing the Coen brothers adaption next week I thought I would give it ago. This was difficult to get through, I really thought it was garbage.