Metacritic Movie Ratings
True Grit Reviews

4.0

80

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The original "True Grit" might have been eclipsed by John Wayne's larger-than-life persona, but the Coen brothers' remake is an ensemble piece that feels freshly their own.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Truer than the John Wayne showpiece and less gritty than the book, this True Grit is just tasty enough to leave movie lovers hungry for a missing spice.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Well-made and acted Coen Brothers remake lacks the humor and resonance that might have made it memorable.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Remaking a cherished movie is not, to borrow a fancy phrase from the dialogue, malum in se - wrong in itself - but there are always losses along with the changes and gains.

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