Gran Torino 2008 ★★★★★

Sometimes I wonder whether Eastwood is such an awesome actor because he gets to play himself in the movies. Here he plays a grouchy badass with a soft spot for being awesome.

I adored this movie; the breakout supporting actors are phenomenal and the pacing is perfect. It feels real despite the heroism. I also laughed. Win.


  • I thought that Eastwood's character was almost laughable. His irascibility was over-exaggerated, and his constant scowling was simply annoying.

  • I’m probably biased; my step-father started trying to teach me the Eastwood sneer when I was 7 - so I guess this is how I imagine him in real life as well.

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