Gran Torino (2008)

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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.


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26 November 2017 | areatw
| Impressive character-driven drama with a memorable ending
If there's any Clint Eastwood film that sums up his 'jack of all trades' reputation, then this one has got to be it. There's nothing that the guy doesn't do, and this peculiar yet powerful character study is the perfect example of that. 'Gran Torino' is a very smart and hugely enjoyable drama film with a brilliant ending that tops off what is a truly great story.

It is a story built on characters and friendship where you would least expect to find it. The character development is excellent, and rarely will you find such a convincing and diverse bunch of characters that work so well together. The film's strength is definitely in its simplicity, with the stripped back, raw approach complementing the storyline perfectly. 'Gran Torino' is an impressive character-driven drama with a memorable ending.

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Release Date:

9 January 2009


English, Hmong

Country of Origin

Germany, USA

Filming Locations

13140 Charlevoix St, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$271,720 14 December 2008

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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