There are several portrayals of strong characters; Jeff Bridges as the crusty old US Marshall Rooster Cogburn, and Matt Damon’s Texas Ranger was memorable, but the standout was newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as a determined 14 year old girl who wanted to catch her father’s killer and “see him hang”. She has such presence and forcefulness on-screen, it was surprising and refreshing to watch her!
As usual, the Cohen brothers served up some gruesome scenes of violence, but it fit in with the time period of the old west and they kept it down to a minimum, so it was somewhat acceptable. (Truth to tell, I had to look away a couple of times.)
Probably not one I’ll add to our burgeoning collection of movies, seeing it once was enough!
Energetically, Diane Tegarden
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Shuttered Window- A Compendium of my Poetry”;”Anti-Vigilante and The
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