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Gran Torino-Movie Review 07/01/2010

Posted by Films to consider in American, Drama, Movies.

Gran Torino (American) 2008

Among other awards and nominations:
Winner, Best Foreign Film, César Awards, France; David di Donatello Awards, Italy; Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
Nominated, Best Original Song-Motion Picture, Golden Globes

Produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars as Walt Kowalski.

Clint Eastwood does it again, bringing the essence of all those surly characters we’ve come to know over the years – this time in recent widower Walt Kowalski, a bitter old man who refuses to move from a neighborhood that is now home to many Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia.

The Hmongs are a peaceful people, but gangs and violence are becoming more threatening. Walt owns the title’s vintage Gran Torino, which he keeps in mint condition. He also has guns and an ongoing guilt for the killing he did in the Korean War. With characteristic touches of toughness and humor, Walt helps out a neighbor teen and his family. In the end, which has a violent rightness to it, he helps out himself, too.

116 min. Rated R. Violence.


1. themovieblog8 - 09/18/2011

I enjoyed Gran Torino, despite the over-the-top performances. I didn’t expect to blubber that much.

Films to consider - 09/18/2011

Does one ever really expect to blubber? 🙂

2. athameem - 11/12/2011

“Gran Torino’ didn’t really make many headlines, but I LOVED it. It was fantastic, especially the score.

Films to consider - 11/14/2011

I agree. This was recommended to me by a friend and I had never heard of it before. I now recommend it to one and all.

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