Gran Torino

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  • Autumnal flowering

    Jun 11, 2009 by Stephen_Murray is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ahney Her
    Cons: Like other Eastwood movies, could stand some editing tightening

    Summary: Idiosyncratic Preface (for those who read my epinions sequentially):I was not expecting Clint Eastwood's (2008) "Gran Torino" to have so many continuities with the movie I watched and epined about just before it: Johnnie To's " ... read more

  • Gran Torino Movie Review

    Oct 6, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything else
    Cons: The supporting cast

    Summary: The first few scenes in Gran Torino is what would set up to be one of my favorite films of all time. The best part is that I just watched it for the first time this weekend. I hadn't even expected to review this movie but so many aspects of this film ... read more

  • Clint's most powerful role

    Feb 26, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing film that is unforgetable.
    Cons: Profanity and racial slurs and stereotypes abound but make a point.

    Summary: Gran Torino is one of Clint Eastwood's most powerful roles.  He plays the part of Walt Kowalski, a Korean war veteran who is all alone in the world following the death of his wife.  His children only communicate with him out of obligation and ... read more

  • Eastwood's superb swansong as an actor

    May 10, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Only Eastwood has the power to make the idea of a geriatric action hero credible.
    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Summary: Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) is a recently widowed veteran of the Korean War who has become alienated from his family and angry at the world. Thao (Bee Vang), the bookish son of Kowalski’s Hmong neighbours, attempts to steal his prized 1972 Ford Gran ... read more

  • The Enemy H'mong Us?

    Mar 12, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clint Eastwood proving he's still got what it takes...
    Cons: May be too violent for some audiences...

    Summary: Clint Eastwood is one of a kind, the only actor/director in film history who has been able to both direct and star in some of the most essential movies over the last half-century. Capitalizing on his stature as a iconic tough guy, he transcends the John ... read more

  • Great movie about

    Jan 20, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Funny movie with a roller-coaster of emotion
    Cons: It may offend people with racial slurs

    Summary: I saw the Gran Torino multiple times and it still is good every time i watch it. Clint Eastwood will have you laughing so hard you will be crying at points and almost bring you to tears in the saddest of parts. The movies shows the ability for people to ... read more

  • What the hell does everybody want with my Gran Torino?

    Apr 29, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clint Eastwood, story, characters
    Cons: none

    Summary: .   "Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have f***ed with? That's me.". the plotWalt Kowalski is an old man.  He had just buried his ... read more

  • Eastwood is Terrific!

    Apr 26, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Keeps you entertained, Superb acting, Great storyline, involving
    Cons: Harsh language and violence

    Summary:     I found Gran Torino to be a very well acted, interesting, often humorous , and quite entertaining film.    Clint Eastwood is, in my opinion, outstanding in this movie. Clint delivers his lines in such a manner ... read more

  • Eastwood Revs Up Gran Torino

    Jan 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clint Eastwood at his finest.
    Cons: Language is rough if that bothers you.

    Summary: Pretty much each and every one of us knows a time in our lives where we suffered a loss that made us think about the world in which we live in perhaps a bit differently than before that loss took place. It is often during a time of mourning that we look ... read more

  • Clint Eastwood's Last Stand

    Dec 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Eastwood moments, entertainment between Thao and Walt
    Cons: Slow pace, simple story

    Summary: Clint Eastwood has been a busy little bee the past ten years. After the award-winning Mystic River film he returned a year later with 2004's equally stunning Million Dollar Baby. 2006 wasn't a slow year for him either with two back-to-back ... read more

  • Great Gran Torino!

    Oct 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: heart felt, eye opening, life changing.
    Cons: Starts a bit slow.

    Summary: My fiance and I watched this movie the other night! Wow, what a great movie. Cross between the movie Crash and a modern Clint western set in the city. It started a bit slow, but don't let that discourage you. Press on! Clint keeps that attitude like ... read more

  • Pretty good movie...Some humor...some unexpected twists

    Aug 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well acted.  Some humor.  Some unexpected twists.
    Cons: Some typical foul language and violence, but not more than neccessary.

    Summary: Wasn't sure if I even wanted to watch Gran Torino, but, my wife rented it and I happened to have nothing to do at the moment, so I watched it as well.Overall, it was good.  I was interested to see what type of character Eastwood would ... read more

  • Review of Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino (Starring and Directed by Clint Eastwood)

    Jul 31, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clint Eastwood, strong story, stays interesting for the duration, intriguing themes
    Cons: it needed just a little more editing

    Summary: Gran Torino is another intriguing film from Clint Eastwood that blends his superb directing talents with his ability to become a character on the screen.  Taking a story written by Dave Johannson, and a screenplay by Nick Schenk, Clint ... read more

  • Get Off My Lawn!

    Jul 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gritty, insightful, and intense.
    Cons: Some of the acting by supporting cast was a little flat.

    Summary: Director- Clint EastwoodStarring- Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney HerWalter Kowalski (Eastwood) wants to spend his remaining years left alone. Having just lost his wife, he's digusted with the greedy behavior of his family, annoyed by the ... read more

  • Imagine if Dirty Harry retired...

    Jun 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well done story
    Cons: Supporting cast acting a little amateur

    Summary: I'd classify Gran Torino as a guy movie, in the same vein of Glengarry Glen Ross. Although the language isn't constantly foul (although in Clint's movie, there's lots to be heard), and there are not too many guns a blazing, I have to say that this was ... read more

  • Clint Eastwood can still pack a punch

    Jun 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful performance by Clint Eastwood, Unique and compelling story
    Cons: Racial comments, slow moving, some bad acting by supporting cast

    Summary: Clint Eastwood stars as Walt Kowalski who is a disgruntled Korean War veteran that still carries around guilt from his experiences in the war. It is these memories that haunt him on a daily basis, so much so that he would rather be ... read more

  • But ain't that America?

    Jun 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Eastwood, the plot, the young actors who played Walt's neighbors
    Cons: slow pace at times

    Summary: I watched Gran Torino last night, and throughout the film I kept noticing John Cougar's "Little Pink Houses" playing in my head. The movie is more than just the tale of a grumpy old man trying to deal with his Asian neigbors, it's an essay on the ... read more

  • Go Ahead, Get Off My Lawn

    May 11, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: .
    Cons: .

    Summary: I would define America as a country that is so sensitive to racial insensitivity that, at its core, it's obviously insensitive.  The feel good movies concerning race Hollywood manages to produce are ludicrous, from Amistad to ... read more

  • Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood Made Another Powerful Amazing Movie

    Jan 22, 2009 by dragonfire88 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining, interesting story.  Strong performances.
    Cons: Won’t appeal to everyone.

    Summary: As some actors get older, they continue to play characters that are much younger.  Many times that doesn’t work that well and the movie suffers overall as a result.  In the last few years, some older actors have started playing age ... read more

  • Good Neighbors

    Jan 19, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sympathetically portrayed ethnic neighbors.
    Cons: Marginal acting ability in secondary characters.

    Summary: "Bittersweet." That's how parish priest Father Jay (Christopher Carley) describes the funeral of Walt (Clint Eastwood) Kowalski's wife Dorothy in the opening scene of Gran Torino. Dorothy was a "peach." The family that's come to her funeral is an ... read more

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