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Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), Thao (Bee Vang), Vu (Brooke Chia Thao), Grandma (Chee Thao) and Sue (Ahney Her) in Gran Torino

Photo: Warner Bros. If you are an Asian reading this review (or any minority, just replace the slurs) I can only wonder how many times it would take for an ignorant old Korean War vet calling you a "gook" or a "slope" before you either punched him in the face or asked him to never speak to you again. Gran Torino presents such a man as Clint Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, an old school war vet who has seen the neighbors he once knew either move or die away and have since been replaced by a more diverse group of families. Living next door is a family of Hmong immigrants who bring to the surface Walt's prejudice only to be outdone by the Asian, African American and Latino gang-bangers now roaming the streets. »

- Brad Brevet

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