• R, 2 hr. 10 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Clint Eastwood
    In Theaters:
    Jan 9, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 9, 2009
  • Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow


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Gran Torino Reviews

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Will Leitch

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 22, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

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

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 28, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

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

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 16, 2011
Christine Champ
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

May 6, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

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

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2011
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Gran Torino is not Eastwood's best film as director or actor but it perfectly encapsulates his onscreen persona and his brilliant directorial career.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 7, 2010
Mark Jenkins

Gran Torino is less a sleek hybrid than a multigenre pileup.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

July 7, 2010
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Even this one-trick predictable pony is worth seeing when Eastwood is riding.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

July 7, 2010

After the clumsy beginning, the deft writing and excellent acting has so sunk you into your relationship with Walt and Sue and Thao that by the end, I loved this movie, but it took a while to snag me.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2009

Un film posé et d'une grande intelligence émotionnelle qui va au-delà des barrières des croyances ou des origines pour défendre une tradition tout simplement humaine.

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

November 29, 2009
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

Take it for what it is: An old guy who gives himself one last juicy role as the flawed, haunted anti-hero, an old guy who's done this so often that he isn't above making himself look silly as well as heroic (he even croons the title song over the ending c

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

If this is the end of the road for the Man With No Name, it's a memorable, winning way for him to go out.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 30, 2009
Fernando F. Croce

Less a great film than a fascinating personal testament

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 26, 2009
Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot

Though Eastwood is not above self-deprecation and, here, downright silliness, Gran Torino is no orangutan movie.

Full Review Source: Reverse Shot

August 8, 2009
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Like a new driver learning to operate a manual transmission, director Eastwood's awkward shifting of tones makes the lurching Gran Torino a frustrating ride.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C+

July 9, 2009
Prairie Miller

Clint gets into surly senior power, and while flexing those rejuvenated geriatric muscles, but mostly verbal and otherwise. Though what a tongue lashing, poised to give those Superbad youngsters a run for their money.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 5, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Clint Eastwood has become one of Hollywood's best and most dependable filmmakers.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 28, 2009
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Starts as one thing, then becomes something else entirely.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 4/4

May 15, 2009
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

It's as vigorous and entertaining a feature as you could expect from a 78-year-old filmmaker star.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2009
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Gran Torino is a smorgasbord of Eastwood's skills as filmmaker -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- and how well you digest it will depend on your appetite.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2009
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