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KP says: Gran Torino   Rating: Rating: 4/6   
Updated: 2009-04-23 22:39:22    Type:  movie review     English  View Comment Details   
Gran Torino isn't the best Clint Eastwood movie ever. But if it happens to be his last movie as an actor it still stands as a great testament of how cool an actor Clint Eastwood really is.

Everything the reviews said about Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) being a mix of all the Clint Eastwood characters is true, and no one can tell you to "Get Of My Lawn!" quite like Mr. Eastwood can. He is one hell of a grumpy old man and it is a true pleasure to watch. The ending is not so straight forward as one would expect, and that is only a plus.

The only major annoyance is the young man Thao (Bee Wang), who is simply not qualified and talented enough to be playing up against Mr. Eastwood. It is a bit unfortunate, since it ruins the movie a little bit. The young girl Sue (Ahney Her) is more convincing.

It is highly impressive that Clint Eastwood is still directing movies at his age and he even plays the main character as well. He is one of my all-time favourite actors and Gran Torino does absolutely nothing to change that.
Gran Torino (movie review)
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