Gran Torino Synopsis
Walt Kowalski is a veteran who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his prejudices.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A movie at once understated and radical, deceptively unremarkable in presentation and ballsy in its earnestness. Don't let the star's...
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Rolling Stone

By 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...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Stars Eastwood as an American icon once again -- this time as a cantankerous, racist, beer-chugging retired Detroit autoworker who keeps...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a meditation, as affecting as it is entertaining, on the limits of violence and the power of unchained empathy.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For those who gripe that America doesn't make cars or movies like it used to, Clint Eastwood has two words for you: Gran Torino.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Earnest and understated, Gran Torino is an unflinching examination of themes that have fascinated Eastwood in most of his recent films:...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An endlessly fascinating movie. If only it were a good one.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Eastwood has always had the gift for comedy in his acting repertoire, but he indulges in it only rarely. His fans might embrace this return...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Eastwood's performance is the movie's centerpiece, and as you might expect, it's just tough enough to hold everything together.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Maybe this mixed-up and weird, awful but awfully likable movie is what Dirty Harry had coming to him, after all.
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Clint over acted

By bufotenin
I had a hard time getting past Clint's growling. He reminded me of Warf on Star Trek. Also, his slang. derogatory terms for the Asians were a bit over board and I find it difficult to understand...

A touching, comedic, boarish, and inspiring movie!

By dartluv5
Clint Eastwood's is at his finest in Grand Torino. His last acting role is captivating, and sometimes outlandish. Warning - this movie is not for the racially sensitive...there are moments where Walt...

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By kweejie
This is Clint Eastwood's BEST movie ever! It's a combination of humor, drama, and reality! The message of acceptance and forgiveness is well played out by all. The actors and actresses played...

Amazing Movie ! Leave the kids at home !

By mwhite22
My husband and I loved this movie it is absolutely amazing ! However, if you don't like foul language or racial slurrs DON'T GO. This movie is full of the "F" word and so many different racist...

Eastwood never left!

By redyeah
When one watches a true Clint Eastwood film, there is no room to be dissapointed. He comes at the audience from every direction. True heart, real acting, a great story and more. Never doubt The Man...

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By conradwsba1
Gran Torino is a good movie. It will make you laugh.It will make you cry. It will make you think about your own life. I enjoyed this movie....

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By docbob5284
Excelent movie, acting, story and directing are all worthy of and Oscar...


By kenchris40
Clint Eastwood shines through the movie. i was in stiches all night due to his facial expressions and growling. The movie has depth and character to it, it is more than meets the eye. Go and see...

a must see

By jampom5604
This movie was great. I was not expecting to laugh when I saw this film. I was also not expecting a movie that made me think hours after. Gran Torino will recieve awards from this film and it will...


By movie_infinitig35
Good way to start your year off right when it comes to watching movies is going to see this movie.... great acting, well done script even though it went overboard a few times, and just all together...

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Rated R | For language throughout, and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Eastwood drama deals with racism and other raw stuff.
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