Monday, 9 March 2009

SC Movie Review 25

Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood plays a grizzled old ex army officer who fought in the Korea war, his wife has just died and he’s left to live in a community which is now populated mostly by Vietnamese. Being openly racist, this does not go down well.

When one of his neighbour’s sons is pressured by a local gang into steeling his prized 1972 Gran Torino he sets about trying to reform him. In doing so he learns to appreciate his neighbours and integrates himself into their extended family. Trouble continues with the local gang and Clint looks to take action.

This is hardly a stretch for Clint’s acting ability, he certainly looks the part, but he does play it well. There are some ‘deep’ moments in the film but this is coupled with a good handful of laugh out loud moments where Clint bumbles along as old men do.

This is a great film, I recommend it to everyone.

IMdb Rating: 8.4 / 10 (42,573 votes)
SC Rating: 82 / 100 (1 vote)
AP Rating: 84 / 100 (1 vote)

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