Gran Torino (2008)
December 12, 2008 (Limited)
January 9, 2009
Rated R for language throughout, and some violence
Clint Eastwood stars in the drama "Gran Torino," marking his first film role since his Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby." Eastwood also directs the film in which he plays Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices....
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Clint Eastwood seems to like to do his movies in batches, and ever since 2003's Mystic River
he hasn't done a single film that could be ignored as an awards contender. Unfortunately, Changeling
, which was just released a few months prior and expected to be a possible Oscar favorite, lacked the power many were expecting, which leaves the venerable director's December release, Gran Torino
, to pull off an upset.
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