• Gran Torino (2008)

Gran Torino

Release Date: December 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 9th, 2009

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Retired auto worker and Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) fills emptiness in his life with beer and home repair, despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighborhood. Walt becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to the gangbangers who tried to force an Asian teen to steal Walt's treasured car. An unlikely friendship develops between Walt and the teen, as he learns he has more in common with his neighbors than he thought.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Malpaso Company

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Death , Son , Family , Friendship , Emotional , Gripping , Sacrifice , 2000s , Dark , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    For those who gripe that America doesn't make cars or movies like it used to, Clint Eastwood has two words for you: Gran Torino. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Eastwood has always had the gift for comedy in his acting repertoire, but he indulges in it only rarely. His fans might embrace this return to comedy. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's a meditation, as affecting as it is entertaining, on the limits of violence and the power of unchained empathy. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture