Much more a reimagining of the Charles Portis novel than a remake of the Oscar-winning John Wayne movie, filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen's take on the Western tale boasts Jeff Bridges' effective performance as Rooster Cogburn, the grizzled lawman enlisted by a spunky youngster (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) to find her father's killer.
Matt Damon also does solid work as a Texas Ranger involved in the hunt. Josh Brolin also is featured. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries; digital copy of the movie. **** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times