Gran Torino


Gran Torino
Clint's (alleged) last acting role is a parable of America's place in the modern world. He plays a Korean war vet, whose wife has recently died, and whose neighbourhood is being 'invaded' by other non-white ethnicities. A failed gang initiation by his Asian neighbour leads to growing involvement between him and his neighbours, even as assorted nasties try to muscle in on the action. Dirty Harry has one last mess to sort out.

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Drama.

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Nothing quite like an American shotgun.
Nothing quite like an American shotgun.

Credits

Cast
Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe
Director
Clint Eastwood
ScreenplayNick Schenk, Dave Johannson
MusicKyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
CinematographyTom Stern
EditingJoel Cox, Gary Roach
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byMatten Productions, Double Nickel Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Malpaso Productions, Media Magik Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageHigh impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate and infrequent
PrejudiceResolved, within context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Khan quote iconDirty Harry meets Ebenezer Scrooge with a wasabi-laden script in Gran Torino.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
15
iAfrica.com
Ebrahim Moolla quote iconIt'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.
15
The Citizen
Annette Bayne quote iconThis 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.
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconWhether you like drama, comedy, or even a bit of tension, Gran Torino should have you hooked.
15
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconYouthful 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.
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconWhat 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.
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThose 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.
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconGran Torino is an amazingly over-the-top anti-racism parable but, despite its obvious shortcomings, it is nevertheless effective and affecting.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA 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.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIn 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.
11

What the People say

Internet
49949 Netizens quote iconAn absolute cinematic gem!
17

Average .. 69%

14

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