Clint Eastwood Casts Himself as a Nice Archie Bunker in 'Gran Torino'

New York Press | December 11, 2008
To insist that Eastwood's trite, B-movie storytelling is classical requires an excessive regard for junk. Gran Torino is a calculated throwback to All in the Family's topicality, plus a comic/tragic star vehicle for Eastwood to show off his late-career legend as a serious actor-auteur.

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