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Ever come across somebody you shouldn't have messed with?
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.
Growl... Zipperhead... Growl... Growl... Eggroll... Growl... Growl... Click-Clack, Ding-Dong and Charlie Chan... Growl... Growl... Growl... We shot men, stabbed them with bayonets, chopped up 17 year olds with shovels... Growl... Growl... Growl... Get me another beer, Dragon Lady! This one's running on empty... Growl... Growl... I used to stack fucks likes you five feet high in Korea... use ya for sand bags... Growl… Growl… Yeah, well just keep your hands off my dog… Growl... Growl... Growl... Growl... Growl...
I absolutely adore the way Clint Eastwood growls out his performance in Gran Torino. Nobody does grizzly, chewed up and bitter, better then Eastwood.
This is my second time of watching Gran Torino and it wasn't as shocking as the first time…
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.
"The thing that haunts a guy is the stuff he wasn't ordered to do."
After watching the trailer, I figured this would be another simple Dirty Harry flick. I learned a long time ago to not make assumptions based on a trailer. Now the ratings on various sites were all over the place and yet most agreed that Clint Eastwood was fantastic. Many were critical of the Hmong actors and their abilities. I could see that as well, but I think their lack of experience made more sense and added another layer to the characters. Others complain about the inaccuracies when it come to the portrayal of the Hmong people. It may be incorrect, but most won't even notice. You…
While it didn't get the Oscar buzz like the string of films before it Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Letters From Iwo Jima Gran Torino is a damn good film in my opinion.
I don't know if anybody does grumpy old man better than Clint Eastwood so casting himself in the lead is perfect here. There's just something about his facial expressions, and the way he talks that I find absolutely hilarious in this film although I'm not sure if it was intentionally funny. It kind of reminds me of Sling Blade in that way were while unintentionally funny (maybe not) it's also very touching.
Overall I highly recommend this film, I laughed, I teared up a little, and I generally felt good about the experience.
I forget how much I really like this film until I see it again and my shit memory gets jogged and I go "OHHH YEAAAA I like this movie..."
If Clint Eastwood couldn't get any more bad ass right? He reminds me alot of my grandpa in this film ...minus the dog thing he hates dogs ...
its a great story, sad but honorable
hmm I might need to own this..
I am so glad this was not the vigilante movie I thought it was when it first came out. I like Clint Eastwood as an actor and director, but I'm not a huge fan of his politics, so the last thing I wanted to see was some neighborhood-watch drama full of of propaganda. Again, this is not at all what I feared it might be.
Set in the aging rust belt that is Michigan, this film is a pretty good commentary on the changing fabric of old American neighborhoods, cultural assimilation and the "forgotten generation" of Korean War vets. Eastwood directs and plays Walt Kowalski, a tough old SOB going through grief after the death of his wife, refusing to…
I usually don't get too sad after movies, but this one got to me. A very well put together movie and Clint Eastwood performs exactly how we expect him to be. Besides some sub-par acting at some points, a well done movie
I don't think The Specials would have approved of Walt.
Humorous and touching, Gran Torino benefits from Eastwood's trademark directorial style, gravelly wit and a surprisingly talented rookie cast including an impressive performance by Ahney Her.
Was für ein unfassbares Brett zauberte sich Eastwood da für seine letzte Schauspielrolle unter eigener Regie auf seinen alten verknochenden Dirty Harry-Leib. Was war das für ein unfassbares starkes Jahr 2008 für Eastwood als Filmemacher.
Mein absoluter Lieblingsfilm
I like the story told of a grumpy veteran of the Korea War warming up to his Asian neighbors. It shows people can still find their humanity and compassion towards others. What struck me as a bit odd was that for a (traumatized?) war veteran he sure did change pretty quickly to accept his new neighbors, keeping his grumpy attitude to keep up appearances. For some reason his acting and that of the other characters weren't all that convincing. Too bad in an otherwise great movie.
Okay, I think it's official. Clint Eastwood is my favourite actor. Definitely not director, but probably actor. Gran Torino is an utterly brilliant movie that was never once dull or uninteresting. It's a very moving and emotionally powerful story with yet another mesmerising performance from Clint Eastwood. Wow, this movie really blew me away.
With films like this, Clint Eastwood can show he's versatile, he can perform bad dudes who i won't mess with them.
This viewing doesn't seem as powerful as my first time several years ago. Still a top rated film, but I lowered my score a bit. I really like how Clint came to the realization that good people come in all races and nationalities. His verbal sparring with the priest was especially enjoyable.
- Rear Window
- North by Northwest
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- The Dark Knight
- Pulp Fiction
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
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