Latest film review at Cinema Takes is Not So Gran Torino:
The setting for Gran Torino is the Global Financial Crisis’ ‘Ground Zero’: the suburbs of ‘Motor-City’ Detroit before the worst of the sub-prime meltdown.
I didn’t review Gran Torino when it was first released because I was disappointed with it. It deserves big ticks for: good acting; a tight script and topicality. But the crosses are a lot to bear from such great filmmakers: lack of originality; pedestrian predictability and a dearth of insights. Going by the box office and its continuing presence in Australian cinemas I seem to be in a small minority.