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on February 2, 2011
Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn does have grit, but the movie's title is really a reference to the fortitude of a teenage girl, expertly portrayed by first-time actress Hailee Steinfeld. Bathed in the stunning cinematography of long-time Coen brothers collaborator Roger Deakins and a beautiful score by Carter Burwell, the film is a phenomenal and perfectly cast character piece. True grit means a lot of things, but in the hands of filmmakers like Joel and Ethan Coen it means one of the best movies of the year.