Written September 27, 2016
I was not expecting to like this movie. I went mostly, because my husband is a huge Clint Eastwood fan, and thought that it would be like another Western type movie.
I was very moved and thoroughly surprised by the ending.
Written January 08, 2009
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 why he was not so 'racist' in is comments about the African Americans he confronted. Thie ending was very predictable.
Written January 07, 2009
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 Kowalski (Clint's character) is obscenely boarish towards the Mung family (Asian family who lives next door to him). It's clearly obvious that Walt is a racist, disgruntled, ex Vietnam War veteran who does not take kindly to strangers. Nobody in the neighborhood likes him much, not even his own family! I was taken aback a few times at the overly exaggerated stereotypes of different races, primarily Asians, but as the story progresses I can understand why it was portrayed that way. Throughout the story Walt learns a valuble lesson in racial tolerance, acceptance and forgiveness that gives Walt the peace he desires.
Written January 14, 2009
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 their roles with passion and believablility. I'm sure we will see a lot more of these fine young people in future roles. I want to see it over and over..........
Written January 12, 2009
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 comments that if you can't handle it, it could cloud over the actual movie. It was so different than what we thought it would be but it surpassed our expectations! I would see it over and over again. Clint Eastwood is better than ever and the story is so unexpected and hilarious and sad and awesome. I would tell anyone to go. Just leave the kids at home and maybe your mom too. It was worth the money and we are buying the movie!