Gran Torino 

3.5 stars; rated R

Just as he used Unforgiven to reflect on the westerns that made him a star, Clint Eastwood uses Gran Torino to take another look at his iconic Dirty Harry character. Well, "just" is the wrong word. Gran Torino is contrived and heavy handed. I liked it anyway, because Eastwood does a great job selling his character (as do the actors playing the brother and sister) and because the ending is satisfying (though I hate to think of the probable repercussions of the film's climactic scene to certain parties in the neighborhood). Gran Torino may be a minor entry in Clint Eastwood's grand career, but it's an effective minor entry.

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