True Grit 1969

Critics score:
90 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: A marvelously rambling frontier fable packed with extraordinary incidents, amazing encounters, noble characters, and virtuous rewards. Read more

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Somehow it comes off like a TV celebrity roast. Read more

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Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: One of the glories of True Grit is that it recognizes Wayne's special presence. Read more

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TIME Magazine: By growing old disgracefully as the fat, swaggering Rooster Cogburn, Wayne proves he can act -- and solves his own senior-citizen problem in one master stroke. Read more

Tom Milne, Time Out: Lazily directed by Hathaway, it's pleasant enough, if rather too self-consciously coy. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: It's mostly Wayne all the way. He towers over everything in the film. Read more

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