Gran Torino details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe, John Carroll Lynch, William Hill, Ahney Her|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collection:||100 Most Wanted, Best of 2009, Clint Eastwood, Clint Eastwood Movies, England vs USA, Pick of the week, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top from 2009|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Jun 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Clint Eastwood stars and directs in this Golden Globe nominated drama.
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Clint's last as an actor?By gyl (17 reviews) from Glasgow , 14 Feb 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This is billed as Clint's last outing in front of the camera and if it is, then it's a great swansong. Admittedly i'm a huge Eastwood fan, so this might not be for everyone but if you liked Dirty Harry, Unforgiven and Heartbreak Ridge then you'll like enjoy this and his character will ring some bells.
A brief plot summary: recently widowed, Walt Kowalski (Mr Eastwood) has to adjust to life without his wife who, i'd imagine, kept his vulture kids from the door and his racist views in check. The latter come to the fore when a gang of hmong (oriental immigrants) harass his neighbours but make the mistake of encroaching on his lawn. Without giving much away, the plot (grumpy old man takes lonesome teenage outcast under his wing) treads familiar territory but Eastwoods screen prescence raises the standard a couple of notches. Some of his lines are deliberately hilarious and the banter he strikes up with his young hmong neighbours is a joy. The irony of his initial hatred (of immigrants) due to his surname isn't lost, but isn't shoved down your throat either.
To sum up, if you're an Eastwood fan then you'll love this movie. If not, you'll probably still enjoy his performance.
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Simply Brilliant!By movieman2 (18 reviews) , 07 Nov 2013One of the best films of the last 15years. Eastwood's last outing, and doesnt he go out in style. Wonderful heart-warming story well told and all too well of problems I imagine haunt some communities in the same way. Well recommended!
Clint tasticBy a customer , 28 Oct 2013Clint still cuts it, excellent direction, acting, storyline. Loved the character, environment and cultural scene setting at the beginning - it might feel a little slow, but there is a lot of depth to the content presented. Excellent character interaction, and great acting throughout the cast.
Eastwood still has it !!!By Honeypotter (4 reviews) , 12 Oct 2013Great film with lots of emotion Clint Eastwood is great he never fails to entertain and although older he is still gorgeous Good support cast too
Watch because it's Clint!By FullofStars (65 reviews) from Scotland , 14 Apr 2013Clint fans (me included) will flock to watch this, and they should. Not his best film, by a long way, but he pulls out a fair performance in this modern day misfit movie. When he's not on screen it falls flat but when he is even a snarl or raised eyebrow is pure gold.
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A GT badged filmBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 13 Mar 2013Clint Eastwood is excellent as old man struggling with modern world youth culture and prejudice. Veryy good and hard hitting. Great development of characters and detailed onservation of behaviour.