Gran Torino (2009)



Critic Consensus: Though a minor entry in Eastwood's body of work, Gran Torino is nevertheless a humorous, touching, and intriguing old-school parable.

Movie Info

A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighborhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. Decades after the Korean War has ended, ageing veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is still haunted by the horrors he witnessed on the battlefield. The two objects that matter most to Kowalski in life are the classic Gran Torino that represents his happier days working in a Ford … More

Rating: R (for language throughout, and some violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Nick Schenk
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 9, 2009
Box Office: $148.1M
Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow - Official Site


as Walt Kowalski

as Father Janovich

as Mitch Kowalski

as Karen Kowalski

as Steve Kowalski

as Ashley Kowalski

as Tim Kennedy

as Barber Martin

as Grandma
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Critic Reviews for Gran Torino

All Critics (225) | Top Critics (49)

Though the film feels like a requiem, Kowalski's heart is still defiantly beating.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

[Its] problems cannot be ignored.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014

This is another Eastwood's deconstruction of his career, and it doesn't give anything else in the movie any room to breathe.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Covers a lot of ground as it rolls: religion, the toll of war, mortality, what it means to be a man.

Full Review… | September 28, 2011
American Profile

Twenty minutes in, we know Walt is eventually going to give the car to the kid. The only question is how.

Full Review… | August 16, 2011
East Bay Express

This would be a fitting conclusion to a long and illustrious career.

Full Review… | March 14, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Gran Torino

This is just a wonderful wonderful movie. From top to bottom the acting is amazing. Clint Eastwood at his best!

John Manard

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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This ignorant, ever-so-bitter movie intends to give the impression that it is a tiny raft of integrity floating on the Dead Sea while the rest of American society, reveling in the lifeless water, looks at it with contempt. This vision along with the consistently wooden delivery of the equally stiff dialogue makes for a sad, cringe-worthy experience. The core story had potential, but the execution just made this seem like a deranged and jaded lecture from a soured heart who wants about 15 cartoonishly wretched villains too many.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

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