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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.
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.
Gran Torino tells the story of Walt (Clint Eastwood), a racist old man who lives in a primarily asian neighbourhood. Over the course of this film we see Walt turn to understand and accept the asian people. This is a very good movie and I recommend it.
Outstanding piece of work from Eastwood, his direction is by the numbers but he uses that simplicity to tell the story really effectively, his focus on the story is apparent by the quality of his writing and character development. In addition to his great story telling his embodiment of his character is really commendable and the acting of the minor characters is brilliant as well.
Best client Eastwood movie that I have seen.
Nobody plays a Clint Eastwood-like character better than Clint Eastwood himself and no film director in the world directs him better than Clint Eastwood. His name is legendary and even the people from younger generations who have never seen a movie of his, hear his name and it'll immediately ring a bell.
At the age of 78 he starred and directed himself in a role that pretty much sums up the ones he had been known for throughout most of his career, that is, a tough, menacing, and mysterious character that doesn't speak much. He was as great as ever in Gran Torino and the entire movie is amazing and completely satisfying. It had some funny and bizarrely charming moments, but it was also really dark and violent. Even if he has made much better films in his long and extraordinary career, I loved everything about this movie.
ένα δριμύ κατηγορώ στο θοδωρή νικολαίδη του κωστα και της μαίρης, επειδή δεν μπορούσε να δει το boyhood χωρίς υπότιτλους, επειδή δε μου έδωσε άλλη επιλογή, και επειδή γενικώς φταίει για όλα.
υγ: γιατί δεν έχει αρνητική βαθμολογία τουτο το εργαλείο;
παρόλα αυτά ένα δάκρυ έπεσε <είμαι εύκολο κοινό, μη τα ξαναλέμε αυτά>
Perfectly filmed and perfectly acted. Clint Eastwood back on form.
That was a really good film!Clint Eastwood is badass,and overall the story was cliche I liked it.A classic antiracist,revenge story.But I truly hated Bee Vang as Thao.He was destroying every scene he was in.However that was better than I expected,and I enjoyed it nonetheless the problems it had.
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