This is one of the best movies i have ever seen!
first performances by Eastwood that i watch on screen.so calm no matter what ages.
Eastwood is like wine. He only gets better with age!
Lots of obvious set ups but it still worked and got to me.
I really enjoyed this film. You see very few films that deal honestly with race relations. I like that Clint used words that make us feel uncomfortable - how else could you make such a movie? If I had one (extremely) minor criticism it is that they chose to make a group of people that nobody knows the subject of most of the verbal and physical attacks in the movie. I have to wonder if they feared the repercussions of featuring a group that had a larger voice. The movie was extremely well-acted even though most of the leads were complete unknowns. I thought that Clint may have taken this project because it kind of put his Dirty Harry character to bed, just as The Unforgiven had put his "Man with no name / Blondie" character to bed.
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Don't know why ratings are so good, what really suprised me was the 8.2 on IMBD not many movies got over an 8 on IMBD but as far as the movie goes it was poorly paced, they try to get you to care about the characters but by time you do it's too late. Acting is mediocre almost all around, has a strong ending and has it's moments of being a good movie but overall couldn't forgive the slow pace and mediocre acting.
Not bad but neither a great movie: while the plot is OK, the lines are not and often feel artificial and cheesy. What director Clint Eastwood wants to tell us is "Stand up, even when outnumbered, for what you believe in" (or at least that's what I think is what he wants to portray ;-)).
Finally giving it a look off the To-Watch Pile. Have slept on it for too long.
I'm surprised this is so well received. It came across to me as a somewhat crude or clumsy lecture from an old man to a new generation. The representations of 'the faults of young people' were exaggerated. Mostly flat characters, traditional and uninteresting cinematography, un-nuanced good vs evil, unabashed glorification of an older generation / lifestyle, etc. I am not saying that I'm opposed to the views or lifestyle this film worships, but it just isn't a fun or enlightening watch when it's all this simple and one-sided.
It wasn't completely horrible, but it played like a common TV movie, maybe something you would see on Hallmark; I completely didn't feel the emotional attachment that seems to have moved so many others.
Great storyline, great acting, really emotional. The only downsides, which prevented this movie to get my all time favourite, were some predictable moments and some "as if"-moments.Still a must-see in my opinion.
I typically don't care for Clint Eastwood's acting, but this was an amazing movie. Emotionally provoking.
This is a terrific movie.
Can't believe I waited so long before I watched this movie. It's brilliant! Must see for everyone!
A beautiful movie of one of the most remarkable, decorated and dedicated actors in Hollywood.
Grand Torino is about one man, Walt Kowalski. A bitter old man, a veteran from the Korean War. The war made him cold and he takes it out on his own family who see him as a nuisance. When a new Asian family comes to live in the house next door he slowly makes new friends with them. But that new friendship is put to the test when a violent gang attacks them. Walt Kowalski is faced with a difficult question on how to handle that threat.
Grand Torino is Clint Eastwood his final acting movie, and boy what a movie it is. Even though he was 78 at the time of this movie he played as the main hero and directed it. It is a masterpiece. It is an fitting end to an acting career of more than 5 decades.