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: January 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009
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Critic Score: 80% 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

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

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Jonathan F. Richards

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

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Daniel Kasman

..."Gran Torino" contains within its strangely tight wanderings the utter, dexterous precision of drama-comedy and tragedy-given not to intellect and consideration, but to profound conviction and feeling.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Seeing Eastwood ward off young gangsters was odd... well, but he pulled it off enough.

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Richard Roeper

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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Aside from the somewhat dubious pleasure of Eastwood's tuneful noodlings, Gran Torino is not a very good film.

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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!
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
Carlos Magalh„es
Eastwood is funny but cartoonish, snarling and scowling all the time, but the problem with this film is that it clearly doesn't know if it is supposed to… More
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.