Gran Torino

Gran Torino

vintage - Bunny Starr

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Bunny Starr has rated Gran Torino rating: 4 Star

who remembers vanishing point..? Kowalski, the american dream hero driving across the desert... coincidence .. perhaps... eastwood growls but says nothing for the first five or so minutes.. his classic "less is more" style of tough guy.. every character from his Fistful of Dollars to Million Dollar Baby comes out in his portrayal as Walter.. a lot of non PC remarks about pretty much everyone shines through the prejudice even the self loathing of his own children.. a view of the lost america and a view of a new one.. pretty excllent stuff from a master director and actor who has probably done his last stint on screen, (personally he has always hated smoking, and doesn't in real life.. so in that respect the plot probably will be unsurprising).. the issue of gangs per se and ghetto-ization of cultural an racial groups is more of a side show and less about the issues of power and control of the urban environment in modern USA.. tough and awkward but very watchable and very good

Review published on the 19 March 2009 19:59

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