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True Grit Review

Movie Review

True Grit: 7 out of 10.

Don't believe the hype.  True Grit is a very good movie, that's well acted and easy viewing, but it's not the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world you've been hearing about.

I saw it yesterday and I was disappointed.  Hopes were sky high for this one, as I've been hearing how amazing it is and I'm already a big Coen Brothers fan.  But really, it's just good... it's not great.  And if you're looking for something as good as Fargo or No Country For Old Men or even The Big Lebowski, you'll be disappointed.

There's a flurry of convenient wrap-up elements at the end of this flick that made me cringe, and then a lazy out.  Of course, all this criticism is directed at a very good movie with tremendous acting from Hailee Steinfeld and another strong performance by Jeff Bridges, but that's just because I expected better.

Am I the only one who was a little disappointed?  It seems that way...

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