Gran Torino

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  • A disgruntled Korean War vet, Walt Kowalski (Eastwood), sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. Format: BLU-RAY DISC Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE Rating: R Age: 883929033249 UPC: 883929033249 Manufacturer No: 1000041196

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A disgruntled Korean War vet, Walt Kowalski (Eastwood), sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.Amazon.com
Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino, an unassuming picture shot during a post-production lull on his elaborate period piece Changeling, was quietly rolled out at Christmastime 2008, whereupon it proceeded to blow away all the Oscar-bait behemoths at the box office and win its 78-y… More >>

Gran Torino

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  1. When Clint Eastwood deals with Church, ethnicity, justice issues, and stars in his own show the results are always awful. This film is no exception. In this film’s conclusion, with the Christ- cruciform pose, nothing registers,,it’s kitsch.

    Thank God for Independent cinema; when will this kind of pseudo -dramatic nonsense cease?
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. To this day I still do not understand the praise this movie gets! I get what the movie is trying to do. I get the whole racism, old man in a new world, coming to terms with yourself…blah blah blah. Those things are all well and good if they are done in a halfway decent fashion. First off the acting is on par with any Soap Opera on TV. I could barley sit the through the thing because of this. I think I actually felt vomit touch the back of my throat trying to watch this movie. Second the whole story is just corny as hell. This is pretty much it “Grumpy – Racist old man hates the world…takes sissy Asian kid under his wings…finds peace “. The last thing that really made me want to slit my own throat was the scene where Clint is so shocked that he drops his shot glass. It was so over dramatized….I can’t even stand to talk about movie.

    Do you self a favor and skip this Over Hyped piece of garbage!

    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Cartoonish and laughable. Only actors were Clint and the barbershop guy. Rest were monotone readers. Could do same dialogue as “spoof” of Eastwood’s other movies-tough guy vigilante-bad guys-gangs-over the top ethnic slang for almost every nationality and race. Clint could play role like “All in the family” character while other actors would be stupid comic types. I did laugh out loud at the stupid cliche’ ridden dialogue and situations.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. I had high expectations for this movie. The preview seemed great – Eastwood cast as the character he was born to play.

    The movie itself was utterly disappointing. Clint Eastwood’s portrayal of the grumpy, racist, old man is far too cartoonish to be believable. But it only gets worse.

    The rest of the supporting cast is utterly amateurish – almost laughably so. The best scene is when the Hmong boy gets locked in the cellar by Eastwood’s character before he goes out to do the final deed. The cries were so intensely ridiculous it was painful to watch. The dialogue appears wooden and rehearsed – like something rehearsed for a middle-school play.

    I cannot believe that the director let some of these scenes actually pass and go to print. It is blatantly obvious that this was a rush job (filmed in the Summer of 2008) that needed to be released before the end of the year for Awards consideration. This movie definitely does not deserve the critical acclaim it has gotten. Let’s hope that this pretentious mess does not taint Eastwood’s great legacy.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. All I can say is my Love for Clint has been tested.

    Words like “cracker” “hunky”. Did Archie Bunker write this?

    The slang was dated, obviously from his Dirty Harry days.

    Clint lines were the only ones delivered with meaning.

    The other “actors” sounded like they were rehearsing for a school play.

    The fondation was set, but nothing but nonsense was built upon it.

    The over zealous Father from the church was laughable.

    The Mhoung gang was funny as well.

    We found ourselves laughing at inappropriate times.

    PRO: NOT AS AWFUL AS SPIKE LEE’S MIRACLE AT ST ANNA.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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