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?