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Gran Torino (movie)

595 Ratings: 3.2
A movie directed by Clint Eastwood

Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the film. The film marks Eastwood's return to a lead acting role after four years, his last leading role having been in Million Dollar Baby. The … see full wiki

Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
28 reviews about Gran Torino (movie)
review by . June 13, 2009
Few films have been able to translate an aspect that war can have on surviving veterans - that aspect being the embedded hate for 'the enemy' that dominates the world view of those who have had to fight in the battlefields, a hate that too easily translates into generalized racism that persists throughout the life of the veteran. GRAN TORINO takes on this ugly issue and works it with such compelling force that just when the audience feels is cannot tolerate any more racial slurs a transformation …
review by . May 09, 2009
Just as 'Unforgiven' made a fitting bookend to Eastwood's Western characters, 'Gran Torino' is a perfect bookend to his Dirty Harry persona. The establishing of Kowalski's (Eastwood) character is maybe a little forced, but for the most part Eastwood expertly handles a story that could so easily have turned into sentimentality in less capable hands. A simple story brilliantly told. If you're a fan of Clint, this is a must see.  
review by . April 04, 2009
Slow, minimalist and powerful. Clint Eastwood is spot on.
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