Gran Torino


A retired mechanic Walt Kowalski spends days, fix something around the house, drinking beer and once a month going to the hairdresser. Although last wish of his recently deceased wife was committing an confession, Walt — hardened veteran of the Korean war, always holding his rifle at the ready, to admit in General have nothing. Yes and no one to whom he would trust to the full extent that trusts his dog Daisy. All those people, whom he once called his neighbors, or moved, or gone to the other world, and in their place came immigrants, whom he openly despises. Resisting literally everything rests his opinion, the sagging eaves, overgrown lawns of the houses and persons of foreigners everywhere; aimlessly staggering gang of teenagers, consisting of Hmong, Latinos and African-Americans who believe that the surrounding world is wholly owned by him alone; fledgling strangers, which were turned to their own children and grandchildren, Walt just slowly live the rest of my life. Until the night when someone tries to steal his "Gran Torino" ...

Director:
  • Clint Eastwood

Stars:
Release Date: 2009-01-09
IMDb icon 8.1/10
  • Country: DE, US
  • Language: English | Hmong
  • Budget: $33,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $269,958,228
reviews
Bendite Kwok
30 April 2009 | 02:00

I can not to speak about this movie because such of the film I have not seen for a long time.

Walt Kowalski — a veteran of the Korean war with"cross-eyed and yellow-skinned offspring". And his neighbors are the same  the"narrow-eyed" as he thinks, but it's more complicated. And although it for the whole picture not time and no two words expressed his contempt for these people can not be called a racist. Rather, we can describe its native — two sons and their wives and children — succinct word "bastards". And how else can you call that immediately after the death of Doherty, wife of the old man, they are persistently trying to push Walt to house for the elderly, does not considering it, rather, guided only by motives of gain?! It looks ugly and disgusting.

But things are even worse with the gang the same  the"foreigners," as and neighbors. They openly terrorize Thao and family that have become good friends Walt. Finally deciding to confess, as wanted dead wife, "boy," their Church, who persistently tried to help, Walt decides to take revenge on the cursed gang for something irreparable that they did it neighbors-Honam. But gone as it was the war, and what he still not yourself to forgive, — revenge without weapons. And is it is the most courageous act in life. And very good. He gave himself — not by order of the so warlord. This his choice. Perhaps the most correct and generous of all possible options.

Amazing film. After such want to live. To live fully and without reserve.

10 of 10

Carlynn Montgomery
30 June 2012 | 05:22

People stuck in the past. Remaining completely alone. Giving their preference to the silent creature who he now replaces any person. It sits on his porch and silently looks around at the sides "killing" another beer...

The film vividly expressed the idea of "flawed people", well, too many negative characters, to take at least in the example of the sons, eager for the death of the protagonist that starts a conversation, only to learn that be thus "capital Gran Torino", well, , or c apartment, after Walt's death (a veteran of the Korean war who earned all what is). Similar issues are worthy only of spitting in the direction of ungrateful fellows and formidable sight of the generous gifts to American man their offspring. The gang of idiots that are not fall in at the creatures, ready to beat and rape their sisters (Yes really not so probably Walter has represented the future generation).

The second idea (in my view) lies in the racism of the main character, and exactly how ridiculous sparkling presents it the author of this masterpiece. Things like: "the Asian dragon" or"dirty wop" sound quite often and can't call any other sense except as a sense of "easy smile".

In the third plan itself hero character, state of mind, the changes taking place with him during the development of the plot, rethinking their positions on the against other nationalities, his fate the end.

Leisurely narrative. A stunning final touch to deeply penetrating heart. The finals, which arises contrary to all expectations, can leave a specific "trace" on a subconscious level.

This is a story about this man, who does not leave anyone indifferent from those who will be able to understand the nature of the protagonist.

Of 9 10

Stoddard Dachy
16 May 2014 | 05:45

In one of the communities have posted a video of modern Western spiritual teacher, where he spoke interesting words about the correct perception surprises in our lives recommended to watch this film which shows the transformation of a man.

I don't know the films of Clint Eastwood, not I remember watching it I movies with him. But when I heard the name "Clint Eastwood", the I always had the image of a man in a raincoat, a hat and with a revolver in his hand. Something like that I expect to see in that movie. But the action began in America almost our days. The only thing that was reminded of my expectations gun the gun that the main character is expelled from your lawn careless bandits.

Frankly, I do not love is all these films are about  the"bad guys". This unknown to me the world of brute masculine force, which is frightening. At this behavior of the man beside me want to try to behave like the heroine, Vera Alentova in "Moscow to tears does not believe", "to ask men to agree on-good". But this feminine look, the same man we were shown in this film.

And the transformation into the movie really is. Old soldier, eaten with guilt over the committed wartime, from the good relations of the Hmong neighbors on front of the astonished spectator begins to show all the more of charity and care middle.

This film announced the latest work of Eastwood-the actor. A beautiful end of a career. Look!

10 of 10

faq
How much has Gran Torino made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $269,958,228.
How much did it cost to make Gran Torino?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $33,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Gran Torino?
This tv-show was directed by Clint Eastwood.
What is the genre of Gran Torino?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Best movies 2008.
Who starred in Gran Torino?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley.
What is Gran Torino IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.1.
When was Gran Torino released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2009-01-09.