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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
Great film!!!
Amazon £3.99
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Drama directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. When he catches Asian teenager Thao Vang Lor (Bee Vang) trying to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino car, curmudgeonly Korean War veteran and racist Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) makes it his personal mission to bring him into line - an act that causes waves throughout the gang-dominated neighbourhood.

Actors:Clint Eastwood,Christopher Carley,Bee Vang,Ahney Her,Brian Haley,Geraldine Hughes,Dreama Walker,Brian Howe,John Carroll Lynch,William Hill,Brooke Chia Thao

Director:Clint Eastwood
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1 Like #1
Great film
1 Like #2
truly awesome film
2 Likes #3
What a amazing Man!!! They just dont make them like this anymore!!!!

This is not a "Movie" it is the 8th wonder in this world.

He is one of the few that only gets better with age just like wine and great paintings.

Master by all accounts. If not the "Greastest Master" he have alive.
1 Like #4
Well worth a watch at this price
3 Likes #5
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing, as I appreciate that others may may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?

Edited By: Gr1zz1y89 on Apr 26, 2011 11:17
4 Likes #6
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?



8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO

Edited By: spaceinvader on Apr 26, 2011 11:26
1 Like #7
To be fair £3 is about the going rate from one retailer or another for most DVDs these days.
It's a good film but not mind blowing and I have to agree with Mr Tibbs above - over rated.
#8
spaceinvader
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?



8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO


So you base my opinion as OTT because a website tells you it's good? I'm not saying that you shouldn't like this movie, it just baffles me why people think it's so good but that's my problem i guess :).

I know of people that only like the film for its racist slander. Not saying they're in any way a majority.

£2.99 is a good competitive price but not a bargain. Most DVDs over 18 months-old are around the £3 mark. I guess being a student I don't have the luxury to splash out on optical media very often so when I do I make sure it's below £2.


Edited By: Gr1zz1y89 on Apr 26, 2011 11:40
#9
Not trying to hijack your thread, Asda have the blu-ray for sale at £5 which i bought saturday in Folkestone, not sure whether the deal is local though.
#10
Gr1zz1y89
spaceinvader
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?


8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO

So you base my opinion as OTT because a website tells you it's good? I'm not saying that you shouldn't like this movie, it just baffles me why people think it's so good but that's my problem i guess :).

I know of people that only like the film for its racist slander. Not saying they're in any way a majority.

£2.99 is a good competitive price but not a bargain. Most DVDs over 18 months-old are around the £3 mark. I guess being a student I don't have the luxury to splash out on optical media very often so when I do I make sure it's below £2.


Can you give us an example of a film that you would consider to be very good?
#11
RedOnRed
Gr1zz1y89
spaceinvader
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?


8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO

So you base my opinion as OTT because a website tells you it's good? I'm not saying that you shouldn't like this movie, it just baffles me why people think it's so good but that's my problem i guess :).

I know of people that only like the film for its racist slander. Not saying they're in any way a majority.

£2.99 is a good competitive price but not a bargain. Most DVDs over 18 months-old are around the £3 mark. I guess being a student I don't have the luxury to splash out on optical media very often so when I do I make sure it's below £2.


Can you give us an example of a film that you would consider to be very good?


Confessions of a Shopaholic :D
#12
What about the Fast & Furious series?
#13
RedOnRed
Gr1zz1y89
spaceinvader
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?



8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO


So you base my opinion as OTT because a website tells you it's good? I'm not saying that you shouldn't like this movie, it just baffles me why people think it's so good but that's my problem i guess :).

I know of people that only like the film for its racist slander. Not saying they're in any way a majority.

£2.99 is a good competitive price but not a bargain. Most DVDs over 18 months-old are around the £3 mark. I guess being a student I don't have the luxury to splash out on optical media very often so when I do I make sure it's below £2.



Can you give us an example of a film that you would consider to be very good?


Pocahontas
#14
Very good film. Though I had to switch subtitles on for most of it so I could work out what he was mumbling about.
1 Like #15
One of the best films of all time has got to be: Spice world the movie!
3 Likes #16
Gr1zz1y89
RedOnRed
Gr1zz1y89
spaceinvader
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?



8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO


So you base my opinion as OTT because a website tells you it's good? I'm not saying that you shouldn't like this movie, it just baffles me why people think it's so good but that's my problem i guess :).

I know of people that only like the film for its racist slander. Not saying they're in any way a majority.

£2.99 is a good competitive price but not a bargain. Most DVDs over 18 months-old are around the £3 mark. I guess being a student I don't have the luxury to splash out on optical media very often so when I do I make sure it's below £2.



Can you give us an example of a film that you would consider to be very good?


Pocahontas
Pocahontas scores 6.1/10 on IMDB. Therefore it is not as good a film. Therefore you are not entitled to like it more than Gran Torino.
#17
Great price. Really enjoyed this film.
1 Like #18
spaceinvader
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing but appreciate that others may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?



8.3/10 as voted by a mere 155,267 IMDB users, it is in the the top 250 movies of all time (97) ...me thinks you're a tad picky? Very good movie, hot.

As for people liking it because of overt racism, thats a fallacy. So what of its full of overt racist comments, there are people in like like that in real life. I think most people laugh at how stupid he looks making the comments, not the fact that they are racist.

2.99 is hardly a bargain price? lol... yeah, that confirms you are the picky type. oO


Even though I disagree with him, I'll defend his right to have an opinion. You can't call him picky or force your opinion on him just because his is different from yours
#19
ordered, thanks OP
1 Like #20
bad film. end scene is like an unfunny Mr. Bean episode.
2 Likes #21
One of the worst films I've seen in my life. Proves why IMDB ratings are a crock of garbage.
#22
Yay - Clint back as everyone's favourite crime-fighting Gran, Gran Torino!
#23
Fantastic film everyone should watch it at least once.
1 Like #24
great title song by jamie cullen . Its an ok film , ratings boosted because it probably eastwoods last film and people are sentimental like that..
2 Likes #25
Terrible film.

Awful acting, including Eastwood. That scene where he produces an imaginary gun is laughable.
#26
mr.potato_head
Terrible film.

Awful acting, including Eastwood. That scene where he produces an imaginary gun is laughable.


Haha. That scene did make me laugh.
1 Like #27
£2.99... that's £2.98 too much.

This has to be the worst film i've watched and i've watched inspector gadge.

Why are people so concerned with the rating on IMDB? We're all different and like different things.
#28
shaft1
£2.99... that's £2.98 too much.

This has to be the worst film i've watched and i've watched inspector gadge.

Why are people so concerned with the rating on IMDB? We're all different and like different things.


True, although I'd say anything lower than a 7 on IMDB is one to avoid. Even the idiots have SOME quality control.

Of course there are always exceptions to the rule both ways - Gran Torino being one of them.


Edited By: mr.potato_head on Apr 26, 2011 20:03
#29
mr.potato_head
shaft1
£2.99... that's £2.98 too much.

This has to be the worst film i've watched and i've watched inspector gadge.

Why are people so concerned with the rating on IMDB? We're all different and like different things.


True, although I'd say anything lower than a 7 on IMDB is one to avoid. Even the idiots have SOME quality control.

Of course there are always exceptions to the rule both ways - Gran Torino being one of them.



I'd go along with that too as a general rule of thumb but instances such as Gran Torino (in my eyes), prove there are exceptions.
1 Like #30
I wasn't too impressed with this movie either. Way too cliched and contrived for my liking but seems to be the standard for Clints offerings of recent years. Made to please the masses.
1 Like #31
Gr1zz1y89
Most overrated film ever IMO. The actors that play the Asian family are god-awful, the plot is pathetic, there's some really cringey cheesy scenes (i.e. the scene where Eastwood meets the Asian youngsters for the first time in the basement).

A lot of people like this film because of all the overt racism. While some instances are quite amusing, the films' insistence to keep churning out the insults stinks of cheap laughs.

Anyway, I won't vote cold or hot because it's not my thing, as I appreciate that others may may enjoy this. Having said that, £2.99 is hardly a bargain price?

LOL spot on.

Friend told me to watch this, said it was great. The acting was cringe worthy, especailly the scene where the lad wants to get revenge and Clint locks him in the basement, the end song made me laugh as well
banned 1 Like #32
How on earth can people sit through this movie and not even notice everything thats wrong with it. Absolutely dire end to end...
#33
This is one of the better threads on HUKD. (probably 7.9)
People having different opinions, expressing them and no one has called someone a chav etc.
Personally i think everyone has a couple of films that people say are great but you really don't get. Napoleon Dynamite fits that category for me.
#34
Can I just say a big thank you to those that see my point of view! Thought it was just me ha!

1ForDaKidsRoom
This is one of the better threads on HUKD. (probably 7.9)
People having different opinions, expressing them and no one has called someone a chav etc.
Personally i think everyone has a couple of films that people say are great but you really don't get. Napoleon Dynamite fits that category for me.


See I actually love Napoleon Dynamite! It's not a great film by any means but I can't help but smile all the way through it! Some of the lines are classic too :)
banned#35
Theres two types of people:

Those who cannot separate value from personal opinion... Its good or "its ****" and disregarded.
or
Those who can still determine the actual quality of something regardless of weather its to their personal taste or not.

The first group is unfortunately a huge majority and is why votes or ratings on publicly controlled sites like IMDB will never work or be of any actual value.

Edited By: Sixtwo on Apr 27, 2011 00:09
#36
After all this discussion I don't know whether to buy it or not now! I guess I will just watch out for it on the telly. Cheers for the views from both sides!

Good competitive price if you want it though
#37
Yeah i don't understand why people like this film, it is truly the worst film i have seen in my life. It is so bad it is worth a watch just to see how bad it is, and the power of influence through reviews and conformity.
#38
Love this film, check out blood diamond its epic for 2.99 (_;)

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