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The Eastwood Factor (2010)

Video  -  Documentary  -  16 February 2010 (USA)
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Documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman with Clint Eastwood commenting on his film career as an actor, a director and a song writer. He reviews his long relationship with Warner Brothers ... See full summary »

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Documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman with Clint Eastwood commenting on his film career as an actor, a director and a song writer. He reviews his long relationship with Warner Brothers studios and why he has always enjoyed working there. The film also focuses on his successes and personal favorites, including the Sergio Leone films, his role as Dirty Harry, the several successful westerns that he was in leading up to his masterpiece, Unforgiven. This leads to some of the more recent roles that he enjoyed and his second great film, Million Dollar Baby. With a tip of the hat to Invictus, Eastwood talks about what the future may hold. Written by garykmcd

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1 June 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a decent but completely unremarkable retrospective of Clint Eastwood movies -- at least of his work at Warner Brothers. It's told in the form of clips from his appearance in WB products, ranging in age from an early appearance of the TV show MAVERICK on through last year's INVICTUS.

Despite a graceful narration from frequent collaborator Morgan Freeman, however, it is little more than a collection of clips and interviews with Eastwood in which he says pretty much what he has always said: that he makes movies he likes to see.

His career has thus been a treat for those of us who like middle-brow movies, movies with strong plots that tell stories about people whom he makes us care about -- despite occasionally being just the sort of people who think we shouldn't sympathize with. So an occasional puff piece like this is a welcome time-waster.


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