"An old master's new masterpiece" is the phrase thrown around after every single Eastwood release. It is the only way we can sum up Eastwood's phenomenal career. 74 and still always in the news. He never glorifies his characters, he never has a stifling "trailer-made" plot, he emotionally overwhelms, he leaves out the obvious and the clichéd, and, most of all, he always delivers near-flawless movies. This one probably was the best bet for Hollywood last year. And it turned out to be a million-dollar baby for the studio that produced it.