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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.
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.
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…
Clint Eastwood does a great job as director, but is phenomenal as an actor. His character is so complex and haunted thanks to his delievery and makes the film for me. The film as a whole is entertaining and terrific for me. At times humorous, other times heartwrenching, at all times wonderfully memorable. A fantastic and fascinating character study.
A truly great film, Clint Eastwood continues his terrific films even at the later end of his career.
Dirty Harry 6: 8/10
There’s definitely a little of Harry Callahan in Walt, and the most interesting aspect of the film is seeing a prejudiced lone wolf survivor calcify into a bitter old grump. The climactic sacrifice, while extremely heavy on the Christ symbolism, is a satisfying final twist to the question of how many bullets Harry has left. Despite all that, the true analog for Gran Torino is The Shootist, directed by Eastwood’s mentor Don Siegel and starring Eastwood’s predecessor in the role of the rugged American hero, John Wayne. That film opened with footage from earlier John Wayne Westerns, establishing it as the swan song for both the actor and the character he played. Gran Torino is likewise about Eastwood the icon…
"Oh, I've got one. A Mexican, a Jew, and a colored guy go into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "Get the fuck out of here."
Gran Torino came screaming at me with a punch in the face like an energy drink that said watch the shit out of me.
The emotions that stem from this movie are extraordinary, the acting of Clint Eastwood and also the supporting actors are special and makes you feel good inside. Now I know why my dad likes Clint so much, hats off to you Ol' Man, you deserve it. Don't mess with Walt, you'll wish you hadn't!
Clint Eastwood gives his best portrayal here.
Es Clint Eastwood sacándose el miembro viril y golpeando muy fuerte con él. Y nosotros gozando con ello.
Some of the worst acting I have ever seen.
Impeccably directed and acted by Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino is a fantastic drama that is relatable, intelligent, and emotionally hard-hitting, making it one of Eastwood's best films.
La actuación es magnífica y me encantaron los puntos claves.
On Golden Pond in the hood. Less arty and more fun than anything else Clint has directed lately. I recommend it. Script by first time writers Nick Schenk and Dave Johannson.
- Rear Window
- North by Northwest
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
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My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014); 615-652 are not ordered yet.
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…