116 Min - Drama - 2008-12-11
116 Min Drama 2008-12-11
- Clint Eastwood,
- Nick Schenk,
- Clint Eastwood, Cory Hardrict, John Carroll Lynch, Geraldine Hughes, Brian Haley, Dreama Walker, Doua Moua,
- DE, US
- Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran living in a changing world, is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his long-held prejudices.
Eastwood's furthest venture yet into the comic possibilities of his flintier-than-thou persona.
Simply terrific, enormously watchable and an absolute must for all Eastwood fans. Gotta say it: this film will make your day.
If you can survive the F-bombs and the near-constant ethnic invective, Gran Torino is not to be missed, if only as the gutsy, thoroughly unexpected valedictory of an icon fully willing to spend every bit of his considerable capital.
For those who gripe that America doesn't make cars or movies like it used to, Clint Eastwood has two words for you: Gran Torino.
Earnest and understated, Gran Torino is an unflinching examination of themes that have fascinated Eastwood in most of his recent films: family, war, loss, faith and unexpected human connection.
The movie was not written for Eastwood, but it still seems to be all about him--his past characters, his myth, his old role as a dispenser of raw justice.
The movie is ludicrous, but Eastwood’s consistency is poignant. He has an agenda and sticks to it.
Eastwood's performance is the movie's centerpiece, and as you might expect, it's just tough enough to hold everything together.
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This is very believable for Clint. I can see him doing something like this in reality. Wonderful film does Clint real justice as a director and actor.