Gran Torino

Movie ReviewGran Torino: 8 out of 10.

They say most artists hit their creative peak in their 20s and 30s. Clint Eastwood would disagree. This man didn't hit his creative stride until sixty and he's still directing excellent films at the age of 79.

Think about it. Since Clint turned 70 he's directed Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Changeling and Gran Torino. Francis Ford Coppola is 9 years younger and he hasn't done anything decent since 1992.

Gran Torino reminded me a little of Pixar's Up and Falling Down, not as good as the first but better than the latter. It's a solid film you oughta see... or Walt Kowalski will kick your ass!

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Ryan

Hard not to like the movie.

Only Clint can say as much in a mumble as in a paragraph.

8 sounds about right!

August 3, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

Andrew (with a Captial "A")

It is a great movie. It is amazing how Clint can still hold so much pressence.

August 3, 2009 @ 12:49 PM

green_eyed_doll

It was a great movie. I agree I can see the similarities between Up, very touching.

August 3, 2009 @ 4:29 PM

Mike from Lowville

I saw this when it was out. I can relate. I said to the wife, this is his swan song. He went out with a bang.

August 3, 2009 @ 8:17 PM

Argie

Great film.

August 3, 2009 @ 9:06 PM

Toronto Mike

He's done acting, but still directing.

August 3, 2009 @ 9:11 PM

Jewelgurl

Walt Kowalski had some of the best lines ever. I loved this flick.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489/quotes

August 4, 2009 @ 5:48 AM

woodpeck

we just watched this movie!
some of the acting was a tad weak but Clint and a few others excelled. great story with some great lines!!
"I once fixed a door that wasn't even broken yet."

August 4, 2009 @ 9:15 AM

Steve Kasan

Great movie and damn shame that it was not recognised for an Oscar nom.
I dread the day when Clint and Scorcesse leave us.

August 5, 2009 @ 10:40 AM

Argie

Steve - Its obvious as to why it wasn't recognized by the Academy.

They prefer to honour films Milk (oh wow, a gay super hero!) and the like.

August 5, 2009 @ 11:34 AM

Steve Kasan

Argie--Previously, whatever Clint put out automatically got big time noms.
Milk was a pretty good movie.

Guess the oscars want to go younger with the involvement of Miley Cyrus and the rest of the High School knuckleheads.

August 5, 2009 @ 12:54 PM

G

A good script which was nearly ruined by attrocious acting by everyone not named Clint.

No way this deserved any Oscar nods.

August 5, 2009 @ 3:03 PM

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