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
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.
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.
not as bad as I expected...Glen Campbell wasn't that bad, but Kim Darby was just too cute to be believed as a little girl who grew up in the West. She looked like she just walked out of a Disney movie. I also have to admit it was just too long. Why it took 45 minutes for them to get out and go after the killer, I'll never know.
The scene towards the end are really exhilarating. ''Oh no, he hit him with a giant-ass rock, BOOM! Oh no, she fell into the hole, BOOM! Turns out its a small cave with a dead guy's skeleton, BOOM! Oh wait there's still more, there's a rattlesnake and it freaking bit her!! BOOOOOOM'' Haha Jeff Bridges is so gonna be a badass Rooster in this one!
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.