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Release
25 February 2009
Certificate 15
Cast
Cory Hardrict, Brian Howe, Dreama Walker, Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley
Director(s)
Clint Eastwood
Screenwriter(s)
Nick Schenk

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OUT 25 FEBRUARY 2009

Gran Torino

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action

Film synopsis Grouchy bigot Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) thinks the world has gone to hell. Then an attempted theft of his 1972 Ford Gran Torino, an unintentional act of heroism and an uneasy relationship with his despised Asian neighbours prod Walt towards a kind of reluctant redemption.

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RE: Gran Torino
This movie is one of Eastwoods best movies for a long time, his portrail of a veteran living in a community of gangs and people who no longer appreciate their neighbourhoods is priceless.  His direction and vision is brilliant and his story so moving this picture is a true gem that desrves to be seen over and over again.  If you think twice about seeing this picture then you are missing out on a great movie  More

Posted by chaseng25fa at 21:36, 21 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Typical East-masterpiece-wood
Saw it today, here`s my review: tp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489/]Gran TorinoNot a lot of directors release 2 fims within 6 months of each other, and if they do then not often are they as great as the films that the 79 year old living legend Clint Eastwood gives us. Did we got Changeling a few months back, now we get his next gem: Gran Torino. The story centers around the retired Walt Kowalski (played by Eastwood himself), a bittered man who`s scarred by everything he had witnessed i More

Posted by TheGodfather at 01:03, 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Typical East-masterpiece-wood
Excellent. Great entertainment, great script, Clint did it again. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Sod off the negativ review. I hugely recommend it. I LOVE THIS MAN eh, great direcor and actor.  More

Posted by m_er at 00:11, 14 February 2009 | Report This Post

Typical East-masterpiece-wood
Excellent. Great entertainment, great script, Clint did it again. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Sod off the negativ review. I hugely recommend it. I LOVE THIS MAN eh, great direcor and actor.  More

Posted by m_er at 00:01, 14 February 2009 | Report This Post

legend
the man is a legend.if i'm still working at 78(!!!) then something isn't right. Heck, if i'm still alive at 78 i'll be suprised.THE GOOD,THE BAD AND THE UGLY.....one of the best films of all time. why even PINK CADILLAC was ok  More

Posted by Dirty_harry at 13:04, 25 January 2009 | Report This Post

Classic Eastwood
This is NOT a vigilante movie, as some people keep claiming on here. It has Eastwood's usual theme of redemption running thoughout, and his views on modern, and the very evil society we currently live in. Hits the nail on the head about todays world though. Ignorant, arrogant,, and lawless. Four stars from myself, would probably have been five had the central performance from the young actor playing tao (?) not been so weak.  More

Posted by sonofjor-el at 13:24, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post

poor
was really not impressed by this movie. i saw the trailer, it looked ok, but the acting is poor (even on clints part-- only so much grunting i can take before it irritates) very shoddy, obvious, and uninspired script. i was unimpressed, but still go urself and make up ur own mind, no doubt ill get back lash for sayin this, but he has truely lost his touch  More

Posted by gordon_m_b at 02:45, 18 January 2009 | Report This Post

Gran Torino: Loan me your car, you old bastard!!
This film is really about self reflection and how an older man can still make a vital and important influence on people he may not under 'normal' cicumstances have any interaction. The story does not lean entirely upon Clint, and the ensemble is not what one would expect. In my city there are a lot of Hmong people, and the Hmong boys are terribly bullied at school and on the way home from school. Every school principal has taken steps to protect Hmong children from this abuse in the past 2 to More

Posted by JoseJones at 19:54, 10 January 2009 | Report This Post

nice
seen it liked it strong clint acting 4 out of 5  More

Posted by komic book guy at 14:54, 08 January 2009 | Report This Post

Saw this today and while it is very good, there is some very bad actinf from the two kids, just not believable at all. Clint was awesome tho. 3 out of 5 from me.  More

Posted by stephenhickman2 at 15:54, 03 January 2009 | Report This Post

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