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A gritty and emotional portrait of the New York City Police Department, the film follows a multi-generational police family whose moral code is tested when one of two sons on the force investigates an incendiary case involving his older brother and brother-in-law. The case forces the family to choose between their loyalties to one another and their loyalties to the department.
Drama - This is a very gritty, violent, profanity-heavy crime drama. Fans
of the main stars, Edward Norton and Colin Farrell, should be
pleased. But those sensitive to rough language and brutal violence
should steer clear.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, well over 30 S-words, 5 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting on-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Beatings, shootings, fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine. ACTION: Football action. COMEDY: None.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average It wants to be different; yet, in the end, the elements that separate this police corruption film from those with similar themes and subjects are those that derail the climax and send this freight train careening out of control.
Roger EbertFull Review Average 'Pride and Glory' is the kind of film where you feel like you know the words and ought to be singing along. It follows the well-worn pathways of countless police dramas before it.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average Perhaps more than any other derivative film this year (and there are quite a few), Pride and Glory feels like something we've seen before.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 92 moviegoers:
TEENS:Most males enjoyed "Pride and Glory" very much. Just a small percentage rated it as low as "Good/Average," which is still not bad. The few females rated it in the average to above average range. That's actually not too bad considering the type of movie this is.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:These aren't very good reviews. Only about half of the males truly enjoyed this movie. Half of the remaining half rated it as average. The others were somewhat disappointed. There are only a couple female reviews and they're too mixed to be of value.
ADULTS:Only a very small percentage of the male reviews are very high. Many rated "Pride and Glory" "Very Good," which equals above average and is a good, but not great review. Many others were disappointed. The female reviews are very similar except that more of them rated this movie "Excellent" or higher which is great. Unfortunately, many were not very impressed.
Four New York City cops are dead, killed in an ambush that has the entire police
department on alert and on edge. With a cop killer on the loose and so much riding on
the case, Chief of Manhattan Detectives Francis Tierney, Sr. (Jon Voight) asks his son,
Detective Ray Tierney (Edward Norton), to lead the investigation. Reluctantly Ray takes
over the case knowing the cops who were lost had served under his brother, Francis
Tierney, Jr. (Noah Emmerich), and alongside his brother-in-law, Jimmy Egan (Colin
On the surface, it looked like a routine drug bust gone terribly, tragically wrong.
But as Ray delves deeper into the case, he realizes someone had to have tipped off the
drug dealers that the cops were coming. Someone on the inside. Worse, the evidence
starts to point in an unthinkable direction: to his own brother and brother-in-law.
As the questions mount, the case forces the family to choose between their
loyalties to one another and their loyalties to the department.