Clint Eastwood returning to the cranky, angry man who takes the law in his own hands and giving him a bitter-sweet realistic ending. Unsurprisingly Eastwood steals the show with his unique comments about religion and social problems and in many ways he goes full circle on his acting career ending how he started it all. Still, it is not a typical Eastwood actioner even if it could seem like it by how it builds up.
an old man's fever dream wherein ppl don't mind being called slurs because hey! that's what it means to be a man in the great ole US of A. so tired and so played out. i want none of this white american savior bs and i don't have enough nostalgic appreciation for clint eastwood to fake like it's impressive OR original.
What a weird coincidence that I happened to watch this right after I watched John Wayne's last movie, The Shootist (1976). This could practically be a remake. Ok, maybe not that exact, but the films are eerily similar in plot points and themes. Highly recommended double feature!
Has all the subtlety and artfulness of an after-school special on diversity. A movie so obvious and heavy-handed in its simplistic "hey, can't we all just get along" message that I knew exactly where the story was going within minutes, and I was exactly right. Racism is bad; so is this movie. D+
Subtle storytelling. Intelligent dialogues. Every key scene unveils a new detail without giving away too much, leaving the spectator wondering about what was told and trying to make sense of it into the story. And then a series of emotional events (at least to me they were) where everything adds up. Altough a quite simple plot, it kept me hanging until the very end. And plus, Eastwood's got style.
Gran Torino está repleto de referências a conceitos do âmbito intercultural. O filme retrata um ex-militar reformado endurecido pela guerra vivendo no seu “paraíso” suburbano. A sua experiência de vida torna-o mais fechado com outras culturas e etnias, mas até que ponto o preconceito lhe permite fechar os olhos?