‘Gran Torino’ Review

By • Dec 17th, 2008 • Category: Writings

My review of Clint Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO is now up at Films in Review:

The last of the square-jawed heroes, Clint Eastwood is an enigma. He projects raw energy and pure force, not unlike that of Elvis or James Dean, and can give Lee Marvin and Steve McQueen a run for their money in the realm of ‘cool’. As an actor, his mere presence is enough to make every frame memorable. As a director, he is a man of action, focused on pure storytelling and so lacking of pretense that even his mediocre outings are greater then those who regularly dominate the box-office charts or award ceremonies

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