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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.
"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…
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.
"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…
Esta película va de choques y de mezclas. Choques y mezclas de razas, de culturas, de creencias y de generaciones. De personalidades y de personas.
Los personajes no podrían ser más diferentes entre sí, pero todos están muy bien construidos y ensamblados los unos con los otros. El gran punto fuerte de esta película son las relaciones. Y el personaje protagonista, claro, pero sobre todo las relaciones. Tao y su hermana, el cura, la desapegada familia de Walt... Es a través de ellos como el personaje de Eastwood gana la mayor parte de su fuerza.
Por cierto, en el doblaje español también hay un fuerte choque, entre una traducción genial (los diálogos tienen una naturalidad maravillosa) y unas interpretaciones a ratos bastante cantosas (aunque ya está Constantino Romero para salvarlas).
Y por último decir que dudaba entre el 9 y el 10 hasta el final. No spoilearé nada, pero diré que la resolución del conflicto es tan sencilla como brillante.
Cada vez me gusta más!!!!!!! <3
Story fand ich ganz gut. Nur passiert halt sehr wenig und der Film hat einige längen.
Although I loved this film, it was so racist. I've read an article about the Hmong actors how they were treated unfairly behind the scenes unlike "white actors". That really pisses me off. It's a movie about Clint Eastwood's character overcoming his prejudice and stereotypes in regards of racism. It's just fucked up.
The only caused misconception of the Hmong culture. I don't know anything about the Hmong culture but they only categorized them into one specific group, outsiders. I love Clint Eastwood's direction in this film and it deserved "very good" movie rating from me. But it just pisses me off how Clint Eastwood casts his ACOTRS and treat them like nobodies.
If you don't really think about these…
O inicio é trôpego, a estorinha demora para nos conquistar mas quando estamos no clímax, buum somos impactados pela ousadia de Nick Schenk com seu roteiro dramático de caráter melancólico. Eastwood tem uma atuação rabugenta de atraente desempenho mas a inexperiência dos outros atores trazem charme e doçura a trama.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Man. I did NOT like this movie when I FIRST saw it.
HOWEVER... I absolutely LOVED it this time around.
Probably me. Probably my own outlook. And probably, I realized what Clint was trying to do with this film.
It's basically a callback to his western days in format.
I didn't get that the first time around.
This growling old man full of hate finds redemption in giving back the only way he can. It's a beautiful story.
YES YES YES This was actually my first movie of Clint Eastwood, I didn't even need to see his earlier gems to see a great talent in the old man, or it was really him playing himself. I can feel his legendary life stories flashed by throughout watching this movie.
"Ever come across somebody you shouldn't have messed with?" YOSHH
something I love about cinephila is when two films that don't immediately strike you (however they might strike others) as having similarities somehow line up in ways that seem to enrich each other as much as themselves. Case in point, the two films I saw today - both for the first time: John Ford's Wagon Master, and Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino.
Ford's treatment of Native Americans in his film is incredibly human (especially for its time, I would imagine, not to mention its genre), and the moment that stands out is when Ben Johnson (gloriously) rides away from a group of Navajo (whose land he is trespassing on). He arrives in time to warn the Mormon wagon train he's leading,…
Berührender Clint Eastwood Film mit starken Schauspielern.
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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