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Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Mystic River") directs and stars as disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt, who sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. The two learn to grow beyond their own prejudices and struggles by fighting together to change the harsh realities of racial gang violence in their neighborhood.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 222
- Fresh: 177
- Rotten: 45
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Though the film feels like a requiem, Kowalski's heart is still defiantly beating.
Fresh: If Mt. Rushmore were to make a movie, it would probably look a lot like a Clint Eastwood movie.
Fresh: A brilliant commentary on a lot of earlier Clint Eastwood roles.
Rotten: The film becomes black and white in its resolution. This tendency to simplify into good guys and bad guys worries me about many Eastwood films.
Don't trust me, trust my wife...
I've been a fan of Mr. Eastwood for as long as I can remember. My wife was always giving me a hard time since she was no fan, for her Clint Eastwood only meant westerns. Last week we where flying together and the airline's was showing this movie so she had no other option but to give Gran Torino a chance. She enjoyed the movie so much she ended with watery eyes and said to me "now I get it!".
Some of you morons need to educate yourselves...
This movie was superb. It wasn't because of Clint Eastwood. He made it very clear that he wanted this film to be relevant, and real. As an Asian American who grew up in the "ghetto," satisfaction is what I got. I am soooo glad someone actually took the time and energy to research and find out the realistic approach to some of the unlucky one's (like myself) who didn't grow up in suburbia, who didn't have parents forcing me to become a well-educated, doctor/engineer-to be. Some of us actually had to work from the ground up. Things were not just handed to us like the stupid stereotypes you morons see us through. By the way, those ASIANS were not KOREANS! They were Hmong people. Did you not listen to Sue at all? Or did her so-called "bad acting" threw you off? She's never even been in a movie before this. GIVE HER A BREAK! Same with Thao. They're all new. I'm glad the makers of this movie took the time to search for REAL HMONG PEOPLE... Not the lame pretenders who would play any Asian parts just because they're Asians. You can't really relate if you don't know the background. The film was not boring at all. If anything, it was eye-opening. This movie was not made for the knowing. It was made for people who are interested in knowing about other cultures. Other Asian cultures to be exact. YES, I WILL SAY IT... THE RACIAL SLURS WERE NECCESSARY! We're not all the same you know?! Some of us are poor. Some of us are dirt poor. Some of us are in gangs. Some of us are idiots. Some of us are horrible at math. DEAL. WITH. IT. Oh, and to defend the screenwriters and Clint Eastwood. Just because people use racial slurs don't mean they are RACISTS. The one's who actually mean it are the racists. Just a little reality check for you. =D
Gran Torino is a very Powerful film.
I have watched Clint Eastwood movies ever since I can remember.When I saw the trailer to this movie I couldn't wait to see it.After I saw it I couldn't believe how powerful and emotional it really was.I thought Clint did an excellent job in it and definately had his badass moments.But he also showed a more emotional side and it was a great performance.Some people say that the other actors and actresses didn't do that great a job but I thought they were fine in my opinion.The story was great and pretty much everything else was phenomenal.If this really is Clint's last performance as an actor it was a helluva good movie to end with.This movie deserves five stars and is one of the best movies I have seen.Plus how many people can pull off being a total badass pushing 80.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2009
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