Gran Torino
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A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighborhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. Decades after the Korean War has ended, ageing veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is still haunted by the horrors he witnessed on the battlefield. The two objects that matter most to Kowalski in life are the classic Gran Torino that represents his happier days working in a Ford assembly plant, and the M-1 rifle that saved his life countless times during combat. When… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though the film feels like a requiem, Kowalski's heart is still defiantly beating."
‑ Christine Champ,
"If Mt. Rushmore were to make a movie, it would probably look a lot like a Clint Eastwood movie."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"This is another Eastwood's deconstruction of his career, and it doesn't give anything else in the movie any room to breathe."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"This would be a fitting conclusion to a long and illustrious career."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"Even this one-trick predictable pony is worth seeing when Eastwood is riding."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"The comedy-drama on release is actually a rather wise, insightful exploration of family and friendship, violence and vengeance."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It is familiar, but only to a point. Suddenly, that point is past and much more serious questions come up, questions of responsibility, of vengeance, of the efficacy of blood for blood."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Covers a lot of ground as it rolls: religion, the toll of war, mortality, what it means to be a man."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Gran Torino is not Eastwood's best film as director or actor but it perfectly encapsulates his onscreen persona and his brilliant directorial career."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"After the clumsy beginning, the deft writing and excellent acting has so sunk you into your relationship with Walt and Sue and Thao that by the end, I loved this movie, but it took a while to snag me."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"A brilliant commentary on a lot of earlier Clint Eastwood roles."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"This is among his lesser recent movies, which doesn't diminish its likability. In fact, it's pleasing to see Eastwood working the middle of the emotional register for a change."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Twenty minutes in, we know Walt is eventually going to give the car to the kid. The only question is how."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Gran Torino is less a sleek hybrid than a multigenre pileup."
‑ Mark Jenkins,
"Un film posé et d'une grande intelligence émotionnelle qui va au-delà des barrières des croyances ou des origines pour défendre une tradition tout simplement humaine."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
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