In "Gran Torino," Eastwood took on the moral issues that screenwriter Gary Young and first-time director Daniel Barber studiously avoid. It's the difference between riveting and repellent. show more
Gritty and compelling up to a point, but cheaply exploitive as well. show more
A tight, anxious little film that plays like a call to arms for senior citizens, Harry Brown could be "Gran Torino" reimagined as a subdued episode of "Prime Suspect." show more
Excellent movie, reminiscent of "Death Wish" with Charles Bronson. The scene where the drug and gun dealers are confronted is superbly done. Those who are upset by violence should avoid this movie.