Gran Torino

Gran Torino

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Average of 2639 ratings: 4.0 Stars

2008 M Contains violence and offensive language.

For his fourth directorial feature in the span of two years, Clint Eastwood tells the story of a grizzled Korean War vet's reluctant friendship with a Hmong teenage boy and his immigrant family. Set in contemporary Detroit, GRAN TORINO tackles the shifting cultural and economic landscape of not only the Motor City, but America as well. Eastwood stars as Walt Kowalski, an unabashed bigot who never heard a racial insult he didn't love. Bitter, haunted, and full of pride, Walt refuses to abandon the neighborhood he's lived in for decades despite its changing demographics as he clings desperately to a mindset long since out of step with the times. When his Hmong neighbor Thao tries to steal his prized muscle car as part of a gang initiation, Walt is forced to grapple with the world around him.

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112 minutes
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Rated #33 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
English, Japanese, Italian, German, Spanish, French Dolby True HD 5.1

75 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by winegrower

Excellent film which I would see again. Eastwood gets better with age.

5 by badgirlbubby

one of the best movies i have ever seen can watch it over and over again and not get sick of it

5 by yjeva

Loved this movie. Great acting and great story. Loved the unexpected ending.

5 by mesnak1

A movie I have enjoyed more than any other in some long time. Has depth of character, an understandable plot, pausible characters and mostly it is life we can all admit to sharing whether openly or... Read more

5 by Ross

Clint at his recent best, great story and gripping end

5 by ragamuffin

Bring back the old kick in the butt days, didnt hurt no one but the receiver....respect these days are lost ........

4 by Giliam

This started slow, but it developed into an excellent plot. Really recommended, it is one of those wonderful movies that remain with one long after its finished. The final twist is very thought-provoking.

3 by mummi

i was bit disappointed when client eastwood die in the end. I was expecting more action packs from him, but i was hit by the reality that not all will be solve in violence. Its great for awakening for the human race.

2 by mambosaysso

I don't know what it is with Clint Eastwood; his movies just have a 'try-hard' element about it and he fails with his attempt to make something of the secondary characters, i.e. family members. And... Read more

4 by cs18

Excellent, Clints hard exterior brilliantly masks his underlying humanity which makes this movie humurous and absorbing. The twist at the end reinforces this memorable performance.