Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe
|Screenplay||Nick Schenk, Dave Johannson|
|Music||Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens|
|Editing||Joel Cox, Gary Roach|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Matten Productions, Double Nickel Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Malpaso Productions, Media Magik Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros.|
|Violence||Moderate and infrequent|
|Prejudice||Resolved, within context|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Atiyyah Khan Dirty Harry meets Ebenezer Scrooge with a wasabi-laden script in Gran Torino.
Ebrahim Moolla It's not very often that a cinema audience remains transfixed by a film until the lights come on, but that's exactly what happened as the credits rolled on Eastwood's storied acting career to the backdrop of his own rasping vocals. We have been lucky.
Annette Bayne This is Eastwood at his best. Throughout, regardless of the humour or his prejudice and low opinion of the world, he gives Walt a steely dignity that is hard to match.
Ivan Sadler Whether you like drama, comedy, or even a bit of tension, Gran Torino should have you hooked.
Mark Keizer Youthful supporting players and Eastwood’s hot-button portrayal give Gran Torino a chance to strafe the mainstream. In fact, if weaker-stomached audiences can handle it, they’ll find Walt’s insulting, peppery attitude, and the laughs that result, downright liberating.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert What other figure in the history of the cinema has been an actor for 53 years, a director for 37, won two Oscars for direction, two more for best picture, plus the Thalberg Award, and at 78 can direct himself in his own film and look meaner than hell? None, that's how many.
Adam Nayman Those looking to play the ''knowing self-parody'' card should recall that there’s no recent precedent for Eastwood’s work having a sense of humour. As Sherlock Holmes would say, the simplest solution is the correct one, and the evidence onscreen is that of a debacle.
James Berardinelli Gran Torino is an amazingly over-the-top anti-racism parable but, despite its obvious shortcomings, it is nevertheless effective and affecting.
Peter Travers A lifetime in movies runs through this prime vintage Eastwood performance. You can't take your eyes off him. The no-frills, no-bull Gran Torino made my day.
C. Fuchs In the end, I find myself torn about this film. While it's obviously one of the star/director's lesser efforts, and there are problems bedeviling various aspects of it, I still found it fairly engaging and surprisingly entertaining, even while feeling twangs of guilt stemming from laughing about parts I know shouldn't be funny. And that's either Gran Torino's master stroke or an unintentional backfire.
What the People say
49949 Netizens An absolute cinematic gem!
Average .. 69%