I take umbrage with Cranky Hanke’s panning of Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino [Jan. 8 Xpress]. I saw the movie last weekend and highly enjoyed it. This is Dirty Harry turning in his long-barreled revolver for an M1 Garand rifle and an M1911 pistol. Walt Kowalski will become a new cult hero, while Hanke is toiling around here with his movie reviews.
Gran Torino is full of plots and subplots—and is vintage Eastwood. I thought the amateur Hmongs did a great job of acting. I hope Eastwood brings Walt Kowalski back alive.
— Yale W. Mooers