Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper
The Coen Brothers have fun with a remake of the John Wayne classic which was based on the Charles Portis’s novel. Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) plays Marshall Reuben ‘Rooster’ Cogburn which might not sit too well with John Wayne fans but Bridges plays a darker character in this rather verbose but comedic version. Credible performances from Hailee Steinfeld (Mattie Ross) , Matt Damon (Texas Ranger LaBoeuf ) and Josh Brolin (Tom Chambers ) and the movie is shot brilliantly by Roger Deakins. An avenger story well told and in the classic Western genre. Worth a watch.