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..
A truly great film, Clint Eastwood continues his terrific films even at the later end of his career.
That this film received zero Oscar nominations kind of makes a mockery of the awards. Eastwood gives one of his finest performances in a film that will make you laugh and cry. Film making of the highest calibre from a man who often receives praise for his direction but gets far to little credit as an actor.
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.
I must have seen a completely different film. Eastwood hits us over-the-head with his messages that are so over-the-top, they feel like they belong in a separate film. On top of that, while Eastwood is fine playing a caricature of himself, the rest are embarrassingly awful.
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Clint Eastwood is old. Really old. But he can really portray a real life character in a fictional movie.
Clint Eastwood (whose movies I do not know very well) plays a character that from the first minute of the movie, I would probably hate in real life from the bottom of my heart. And that, in a nutshell, is why I liked this movie so much.
I really find it fascinating to see a story from the perspective of a character that I can't get along with, and as the movie progresses, you can feel more and more what he is thinking and why he is doing what he does.
And even though some parts of the movie are weaker, like the really one-dimensional greedy family of his, some weird acting or dialogues - I wasn't bored for a minute throughout the whole film. And that can only mean it was good, right?
I've been hearing complaints about Clint Eastwood since forever. "He always plays the same role." "He recycles the same themes in all of his films." "He grunts too much." Apparently this takes away from the emotional impact.
Am I gonna let some swamp rats, some babbling gooks, some over-educated 27-year-old virgins persuade me against my childhood hero?
He does grunt a little too much.
But that's not enough to soil my love for Eastwood. Because Eastwood is the personification of everything I've ever dreamed my real father would be like, had I known him. There's this magnetic pull that just draws me in every time I see this man in film, and I envy every character who gets to be…