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Gran Torino (Blu-ray)

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Eastwood/Vang/Her/Hardict ~ Gran Torino


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Morality Play July 17 2009
By James Gallen TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
"Gran Torino" is a different kind of Clint Eastwood movie. Yes he still has a gun (you will have to see how he uses it) but his character is different from any that I have seen him play again. In this movie, Eastwood plays the role of Walt Kowalski, an elderly, crotchety, widower, who, living with his legacy from the Korean War, gradually comes to terms with his ethnically changing, gang infested neighborhood. Key characters include his Hmong neighbors, played by Bee Vang, Ahney Her and a young priest, played by Christopher Carley. All turn in compelling performances as they slowly gain new understandings of those around them. As the story progresses, Kowlaski moves from a not very likable old man to a personification of the Christ motif found so often in literature. By the end, the viewer realizes that he is viewing a modern Morality Play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eastwood in top form June 28 2009
Format:DVD
If anything, this movie cements Clint Eastwood's reputation as one of cinema's great talents. What's even more impressive, in addition to his jaw-dropping performance, is that he also directed this film.

Fans of Dirty Harry especially will love this one, as Eastwood reprises his tough guy role. In here, he plays a retired Ford auto worker and widower who lives in a run-down Detroit neighborhood. When gangs threaten his livelihood as well as those of his neighbours, Eastwood takes matters into his own hands, in spectacular fasion. Simply put, one of the best and most entertaining movies of this decade. Very highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not about the car Sept. 14 2011
By L. Power HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Throughout his illustrious acting career, Clint Eastwood has delivered a series of iconic characters, such as The Man with no name, Dirty Harry, Josie Wales, and Will Munny in Unforgiven.

Throughout his illustrious directing career he has delivered outstanding movies such as Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby, for which he has won five Academy Awards, for best Picture, Best Director, and including the Irving Thalberg Life Achievement Award.

The actors who have worked with him have been blessed with Oscar: Gene Hackman for Unforgiven, Tim Robbins and Sean Penn for Mystic River, Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby.

In Gran Torino he both directs and acts, and delivers an acting performance that will be remembered long after the final credits roll, in its unique way, as memorable as any other character he has created.

Gran Torino is the second best movie I have seen this year. Not just for the acting, not just for the directing, but for the storytelling, and the emotional journey on which it takes you, the laughter, the feeling of being gripped, and its more surprising moments.

In the opening scenes, we have the exposition of the character. We get to know Walt Kowalski, by how people act around him, and his seemingly hateful attitude towards people. More is conveyed through a scowl, and a snarl than with words. When the mischievous grandchildren go through his stuff in the basement, we see the Silver Star he won in Korea. There are three other important symbols in the movie, the lighter, the gun, and the car.

We see a hero with a warrior past, a patriot who fought for a cause greater than himself. Clearly, his bigotry stems from those experiences.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really liked this movie ..... May 23 2011
By JT TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It seems that anything Clint Eastwood is in, or directs is good. This movie is no exception. He plays a harsh, bigoted, tough character who shows he has a very caring side. I think that this is not an easy things for an actor to do. Clint's charisma and acting talent really shine in this movie. Highly enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars neil's Gran Torino review Jan. 15 2010
Format:DVD
I had already seen this DVD back in the UK where I live and considered it to be one of Clint's best. The older he gets it seems, so do his films, particularly 'The Changeling' and now 'Gran Torino' I bought this DVD for my Son and daughter-in-law now living in Toronto and hope that they enjoy it as much as I did. Keep them coming Clint!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the movie, but get the DVD... Nov. 17 2009
Format:Blu-ray
I have buying all my movies on blu-ray and even re-buying some of the ones I have on DVD on blu-ray as well if I feel they are worthy. I generally try and buy the visually appealing ones on blu-ray such as action packed or sci-fi stuff. So I was hesitant to get this one on blu-ray, mostly talking, not really any action...but I ignored my instincts and got the blu-ray. I swear if someone had told me this was a blu-ray I wouldn't have believed them. I actually took the disc out after it was over and checked to see if it said blu-ray on it because I swear to god it was a DVD. The sound was nothing special at all, even the scenes with the gunfire sounded muffled, when I remember it being booming in the theater. The picture seemed saturated and grainy, nothing seemed defined or stuck out at all. So I watched the digital copy on my computer and while the picture looked the same, the sound was vastly improved. changing the audio settings on the disc did nothing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gran Torino Sept. 19 2009
Format:Blu-ray
Despite some of the controversial remarks mentioned about the movie , I have to say that I truly enjoyed watching it. I feel it was not the best role Clint has ever played but had a lot of his famous one liner's, most of which made me laugh out loud. The acting was not the greatest, but all in all it was a good movie and showed us that there still is a lot of racial discrimination going on. That being said, the hate is all but dissolved by the end of the movie and Clint's Character isn't seen as the mean ol' [...] he once was and in fact a misjudged hero.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice movie with a very good moral !
Published 1 month ago by A. Mohamed
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Chatwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Fantastic!
One of the best movies I have ever seen! I recommend it to anyone who enjoyes terrific filmmaking! It's great!
Published 3 months ago by Alicia White
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
A very good movie , was everything I expected of Clint. The ending was not what I expected at all .
Published 7 months ago by Wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Gran Torino
This is a super role for Clint....shows both tough & tender.....really enjoyed this movie.. it had a great blend of funny stuff & serious life conflicts....... Read more
Published 16 months ago by stitch-witch
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent movie..best of its type
Here we have a film and I am watching it from the retrospective edition put out by Eastwood, and he even gives some interviews and a trailer advertising the Dirty Harry movies, and... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Anthony Marinelli
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Eastwood
Clint did a magnificent acting job here playing the role he did. Great story line on conversion of attitudes and human emotions. Read more
Published 21 months ago by rrjl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Clint Eastwood fan! This has to be one of his best movies ever, and I think I have seen/own most of them
Published on May 19 2012 by Franky
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Eastwood's very best.
This movie is one of Clint Eastwood's finest. No doubt if you read the product description, you already have some what it's about. Read more
Published on March 3 2012 by Toban_Frost
5.0 out of 5 stars Get off my lawn!
Gran Torino (2008)
Drama, 116 minutes
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her

Gran Torino was a... Read more
Published on Feb. 29 2012 by Steven Aldersley
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