Gran Torino: 1/10
the only reason it gets a 1 is because clint eastwood is awesome and the first 15 minutes of the movie are pretty good. I walked out after the first hour and a half or so because it was just so incredibly bad. there literally is no plot, the acting (besides eastwood) is absolutely abysmal. the dialogue is some of the worst i've ever heard, most of the dialogue is just "on-the-nose" which basically means it was completely unnecessary. it was either implied by previous dialogue or was information that was easily obtained just by watching the actions in the movie. the writers obviously need to read something like this for some tips on how to not suck: http://www.helium.com/items/128-how-to-avoid-quoton-the-nosequot-dialogue
the entire movie is basically focused around one character and absolutely nothing happens for the large majority of the movie. i think racism is just as funny as the next guy, but they basically just tried to carry the movie on random racial slurs. the character development is horrible as well, clint eastwood basically starts the movie as a guy that doesn't even want "gooks" on his lawn, and then 10 minutes later he's going over to their house because he ran out of beer? i mean come on, the movie isn't even trying. i seriously don't even know how the movie could have ended only 25 minutes after i left. it felt like i was 15 minutes into the movie at that point, but it took an hour and 30 minutes to get there. there's literally an hour and 15 minutes of absolutely NOTHING. taking an old racist man and having him be-friend the people he hates, does not make a movie deep. please explain to me what was possibly to like about this movie, because it's one of the worst movies i've ever seen. the fact that this movie got a 76% on rotten tomatoes just blow my mind, how can someone be so bad at something they do professionally to think that this movie doesn't suck. also please don't tell me that i can't judge the movie because i didn't finish watching it. i watched an hour and a half of absolute garbage, it doesn't matter how the movie ends. it was really, really bad.