So this movie is one of my favorite westerns. It sits on that list with the Clint Eastwood westerns and the Frisco Kid starring Han Solo and Willy Wonka.

Hailee Steinfeld, 14, stars as Mattie Ross, 14, but she kicks acting’s ass and keeps up with Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges every step of the way. This is her film debut, so hopefully her agent puts her in more high quality work for a little.

Why haven’t you seen this movie? Don’t like remakes? A big fan of the John Wayne version? Too bad, this movie is deep yet funny, and wonderfully scripted, acted, shot, and subtly scored.

-K.

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