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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.
"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…
clint eastwood sucks. thanks for the lessons on being a good neighbor, Racist Strong Grandpa. at least he didn't fuck any women 40 years younger than him in this one
The atmosphere is great, it's funny, the acting from Eastwood is amazing and the pacing is so unlike today's movies and really feels like the 50's and 60's, which is a fantastic thing. I loved it! Why can't more movies be like this in the 21st century?
Peliculón de Clint Eastwood. Ni siquiera fue nominada en Oscars 2008. Clint Eastwood se consagra con un gran director
"I once fixed a door that wasn't even broken yet."
A great film about how acts of violence against others can shred racism and prejudice and show that we're all human deep down...
Unless you're a middle-aged white person, in that case Clint Eastwood says there's no redemption in you.
Let's be honest though, they are the worst. They'd return a body to the morgue after a funeral for 'store credit'.
Clint's recent public faux-pas make this an awkward viewing, as we're clearly supposed to identify with a bitter racist who never stops being a bitter racist even after developing a bond with his Vietnamese neighbors. But there's enough good stuff here to off-set the problematic character that Eastwood plays.
Il gesto della pistola che trionfa sulla pistola vera e propria. Nessun altro uomo di cinema avrebbe potuto realizzare un capolavoro come Gran Torino se non Clint Eastwood. È il suo testamento da mostrare alle attuali generazioni e a quelle future.
Goede film. Lekker ruig personage van Eastwood.
I remember this being pretty good. I have my doubts now cause clint eastwood is crazy, but without a rewatch 4 stars seems fair.
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…