|Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) is a straight-talking, hard-drinking lawman who doesn't see in grays. It's a black and white world to Rooster, and he's always in the right.
|Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) is a tenacious 14 year old who comes to Fort Smith, Arkansas to complete her father's unfinished business. Her father, Frank, was shot dead by the criminal Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) after an argument over Chaney's gambling losses, and Mattie -- who's obviously the brains of her family -- is determined to get revenge for her father's murder. She doesn't want to bring in Chaney to be tried; she wants to shoot him dead herself. And after an introduction in which we see her outwit an elderly businessman and turn a tidy profit on her deceased father's ponies and other possessions (some of which were stolen by Chaney), Mattie hooks up with Rooster to track down the cowardly Chaney.
||14岁的玛蒂•罗斯（海莉•斯坦菲尔德 饰）是一个顽强的女孩。为了处理父亲身后留下的生意，她来到了阿肯色州的史密斯堡。她的父亲弗兰克与不法之徒汤姆•钱尼（乔什•布洛林 饰）因为赌博起了争执，结果惨遭枪杀。父亲去世后，玛蒂显然成了家里的“顶梁柱”。她决心为父亲报仇雪恨，因此并不希望钱尼被捕后接受审判，而是想亲手干掉这个杀人犯。玛蒂刚刚出场就凭借自己的机智胜过了一个年长的商人，用父亲留下的几匹小马和其他财产换来了一大笔钱。（不过，父亲的部分财产已经被钱尼偷走。）玛蒂于是和鲁斯特搭伙，一起追踪已成惊弓之鸟的钱尼。
|The third player in the mix is a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Matt Damon). Now apparently Texas Rangers think highly of themselves, a fact which irritates lawmen from other states to no end. It also annoys Mattie who's confronted by LaBoeuf while in bed at a boarding house awaiting the start of her adventure with Rooster. LaBoeuf invites himself along on the chase as he's also been looking for Chaney without any luck, which earns harsh words from Mattie over LaBoeuf's lack of tracking skills.
|After a rough start in which the two men try and ditch the persistent Mattie, the threesome set out across the plains to find Chaney. The lawmen quickly discover not only is Mattie as stubborn, fearless and sharp-tongued as they come, she's also whip smart and determined to not have her quest for justice be denied.
（China.org.cn Rebecca 译）