Gran Torino
Gran Torino (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 9, 2009
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79%
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90%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though a minor entry in Eastwood's body of work, Gran Torino is nevertheless a humorous, touching, and intriguing old-school parable.

Christine Champ
Film.com

Though the film feels like a requiem, Kowalski's heart is still defiantly beating.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

If Mt. Rushmore were to make a movie, it would probably look a lot like a Clint Eastwood movie.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

[Its] problems cannot be ignored.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The comedy-drama on release is actually a rather wise, insightful exploration of family and friendship, violence and vengeance.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

This is another Eastwood's deconstruction of his career, and it doesn't give anything else in the movie any room to breathe.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

A brilliant commentary on a lot of earlier Clint Eastwood roles.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Covers a lot of ground as it rolls: religion, the toll of war, mortality, what it means to be a man.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This is just a wonderful wonderful movie. From top to bottom the acting is amazing. Clint Eastwood at his best!
Spencer S.
Clint Eastwood. That's really all you need to know about this film, because though this film may be very strange, riddled with inaccuracies, and a little… More
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Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Too dark and too depressing for its own good, the message the film tries to deliver gets lost in a too-cliched plot.
Matthew Slaven
This ignorant, ever-so-bitter movie intends to give the impression that it is a tiny raft of integrity floating on the Dead Sea while the rest of American… More
Josh Lewis
A greatly affecting film that takes an old school Korean War veteran who's racist, self-absorbed, and grumpy and turns his life around. Clint Eastwood… More

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