Outstanding movie. So many levels to enjoy: the story, voice, characters, scenery, costumes, music. It convinces you that you have traveled back in time to witness a dramatic episode in a young girl's life. Oh, one more thing, the trailer is misleading: way off the mark.
I haven't seen the original, so I can't make comparisons, but Jeff Bridges plays Cogburn well, and Hailee Steinfeld was deserving of her Oscar nom. Filled with essential western landscapes, which are beautifully shot, that are absolutely necessary to achieving success in the genre.
Another Coen Brothers masterpiece, but certainly not their greatest work.