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Byline: Peter Wilhelm
CINEMA Mattie gets her gun Dark, funny and surreal, this and Steinfeld's performance is to savour True Grit Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen.
Lead roles: Jeff Bridges; Hailee Steinfeld; Matt Damon; Josh Brolin; Barry Pepper Sounding like a 19th century Holden Caulfield, this is how Mattie Ross kicks off her savage tale in Charles Portis's famous Western: People do not give it credence that a 14-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, though I will say it did not happen every day. It is Oklahoma in the late 1870s, a land with no law, and Mattie who …