After the wife and child of a horse breeder and winner of the Kentucky derby named Mike was killed, he became depressed, pouring alcohol into his grief. One day, an investor offers Mike a choice: either to quit or return his son, who lives with his ex-wife in Mexico.
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Both literally and figuratively.
Clint Eastwood’s new film clearly demonstrates that Eastwood is still good in his 90s, both as a director and as an actor.
Here he plays an elderly cowboy and former rodeo star, Michael Milo, who was injured as a young man after falling from a horse. And then he also loses his wife and child. He calmly lives out his life, drowning out his pain with alcohol, when suddenly his boss offers him a ‘job’ – to take his son from Mexico, with whom his wife fled several years ago. Milo agrees, but it turns out to be not an easy task – after all, the boy is out of tune with the law, and his mother is not going to just let him go.
At first, it seems that the film is about constant pursuit and the dangers that lie in wait for the heroes at every turn. But this is just a screen. In fact, this is a very soulful road movie about human relationships. Milo immediately becomes sympathetic to the 13-year-old boy, and practically replaces his father for the duration of their trip. They also meet a kind Mexican woman on the way, who provides them with accommodation and food. Milo even starts an affair with her.
So this is no longer ‘Gran Torino’ and not ‘Drug Courier’ in terms of drama. Here, more attention is paid to the spiritual moments. Although Eastwood showed his former ‘coolness’ a couple of times, hitting one of the pursuers in the face, and then threatening him with his own pistol, like an old Dirty Harry. The ending, however, turned out to be quite sharp, as it seemed to me. As if the film had just ended abruptly.
On the whole, the film left a pleasant impression, and Eastwood once again pleased with his incredible charisma and old man’s wisdom.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (64.0 Mb/s)
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
English SDH, French, Spanish, Greek, Korean, Mandarin (Traditional), Mandarin (Simplified).