The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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…
"I'm proud to be able to call you my friend."
One of Eastwood's masterpieces: Unforgiven isn't Eastwood's last western, this is. Street gangs replace warring factions of a town, the youngest is pulled in-between, a priest mediates all conflict. And Eastwood himself is almost Fordian. He's a good-bad man, he rejects all emotion, he accepts his killer past....and one day, "like Paul on the road to Damascus," he changes. Through this Eastwood achieves his most sustained masterclass in economy. We're only given tiny glimpses into Walt's past: the silver star, lines like "I killed a lot of men," or "what haunts a man isn't what he's told to do, it's what he does without being asked" (something like that, I'll…
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.
Letters to the Director #15- Gran Torino
To Mr. Clint Eastwood,
You're a freakin genius!
Making a movie brilliantly addressing the generational gap between old and young alongside the ever-growing race problem in the States, while also investigating the importance of life and death and the power of friendship. Everything about this film is done with grace, honesty, and care. You could care less if the harsh language present will offend anybody; you just want to present your views on how this problem abounds in society and your steps in how to fix them, and your film, again, addresses such problems very well.
The bond between your old grumpy racist character and the young Asian neighbor has got to be…
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.
Good lord those opening moments where painful. Some of the most blatant exposition of a character I have ever seen. “Dad’s still stuck in the 50’s” “That’s why we don’t go Thanksgiving anymore” I get it, giving backstory can be hard, but do you seriously need to have the main character's two kids say lines like that to set up the main character?
For a film about accepting people of other races, I find it funny that nearly every character is heavily stereotyped. Walt’s next door neighbor is the stereotypical smart yet sassy asian teenager, and the Korean gangsters are hilarious caricatures, slowly driving around in their shitty car blasting gangsta rap. Not even Walt’s teenage granddaughter is safe from…
This is like watching the movie version of the website TV Tropes, only not in an entertaining way. I get that the film's partially about an old man slowly recognizing the falsity in his own long-held stereotypes, but by jove — don't make the entire movie a mountain of stereotypes. Stereotypes upon stereotypes upon stereotypes… ugh.
After a second viewing I still love the entire film except for Clint's singing at the end. It's just a bit too damn corny.
There's absolutely no way this movie works at all if Eastwood's iconography isn't in the forefront, as well as his expertise behind the camera. The story isn't all that original, the acting (outside of Eastwood, of course) is atrocious, and the racial politics would make Archie Bunker squirm, but if you imagine Eastwood's Walt Kowalski as just an alias for a retired Harry Callahan then the film is almost transcendent. And also try to think of it as a comedy and it's pretty funny.
loved the car and clint eastwood
Crumpy Old Men meet Dirty Harry with an extra attitude. Brilliant film, not what I was expecting, much more emotion and depth. But what else can one expect from good old Clint.
Una película sobre "lo correcto" y sobre vidas llenas de errores, y lecciones de bondad. La violencia no se apaga con violencia. La vejez te confiere sabiduría, pero también te impide entender el mundo actual. Dirigida de forma sensible pero disciplinada, logra enternecer y cautivar.
Clint gives it his all, but it's not really that good.
clint's wagon master
حياة أمريكي بعد تقاعده حيث شارك في حرب كوريا
النصف الأول من الفيلم يصور لك حياة قحم متقاعد
النصف الثاني تبدأ الإثارة والدراما
رتم بطيء وقصة حلوة وأداء جيد جداً
تقييمي له 7/10 توصل ل 7.5 😁
Complete list. :-(
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…