This movie had its ups and downs. It was very real, and the dialog was very witty. However, the relationship between Cogburn and Mattie Ross was lacking. There was no growth, change, or arc. Yes, Cogburn saved her life at the end, but I felt he would have done so in the beginning as well.
The film was interesting, but I wouldn't say it was fantastic.
Oh. In case you were wondering, this is the movie Carl and I saw for Christmas.