True Grit (1969)

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Classic Western has memorable characters, some gun violence.

G 1969 128 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 11+

Stereotypes and Racism abound

I wish I had known and been told about the racial stereotypes for persons of Asian culture (John wayne’s “Nephew”), native Americans treated as ignorant and spoken of as scalped is “best”, and women in the hierarchy of patriarchy with their gender roles of serving “their man”. Parents should be aware and ready to discuss these teachable moments with their children. We all need to do our parts to teach history and HOW it has been told through only ONE perspective, a A white, cisgendered, male.
age 12+

Good Western Is Fine For Tweens

Parents should know that, though not as violent as the remake, this movie still has the finger-chopping scene, some (mostly) bloodless gun-play, and infrequent mild profanity. Also, the remake is objectively better quality-wise.

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