Price of Glory (2000)



Critic Consensus: Weak script and predictable story undermines the intensity of the film.

Movie Info

Jimmy Smits returned to the big screen after a career-reviving stint on the TV series NYPD Blue with this emotional drama about the difficult relationship between a father and his sons. Smits plays Arturo Ortega, a man with lifelong dreams of being a contender in professional boxing. While Arturo had the knowledge, drive, and ambition to be a champ, his career proved short-lived, and, after a brief fling with success, he's a forgotten man. However, Arturo has instilled his passion for boxing in … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Phil Berger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 21, 2000
New Line Home Entertainment - Official Site



as Arturo Ortega

as Sonny Ortega

as Johnny Ortega

as Rita Ortega

as Nick Everson

as Davey Lane

as Hector Salmon

as Mariella Cruz

as Young Sonny Ortega

as Young Johnny Ortega

as Young Jimmy Ortega

as Chivo

as Jimmy Ortega

as Marata

as Young Arturo Ortega

as Mrs. Cruz

as Luis Cruz

as Referee

as The Hood

as Malave

as Young Hector Salmon

as Azamar

as TV Announcer

as Grace Chavez

as Dr. Bill Ward

as Ring Announcer

as Young Rita Ortega

as Salesman

as Rex Macon

as TV Newscaster

as Priest

as Silver Gloves Offici...

as Boxing Official

as Dr. Cardinal

as Ringside Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Price of Glory

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (24)

Price of Glory is an earnest but flatfooted saga.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

A by -the- numbers scenario that doesn't take its characters and fighters to that higher level.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Cliches fly faster than fists in Price of Glory, an old-fashioned boxing movie that can't really go the distance.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

Very obvious, very earnest and a little overwrought.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Price of Glory wins a few rounds, but, unlike The Set Up, The Hurricane or Raging Bull, it loses the fight.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The movie clocks out with a cowardly sucker-punch.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Price of Glory

Fantastic movie!! This is an absolute favorite of mine. After the pivotal peak and rise of HBO's original 'Resurrection Blvd," here is a film with similar interests and highlights of a family in boxing. The movie reflects around the Ortega family who lives near the border of Arizona. Arturo was once a young boxer who dreamt of becoming world champion, but his dreams were crushed the day when he lost a bout in a money fight. Several years later, he teaches and trains his three young sons in hopes that boxing will help secure their future financially. As they get older, they soon realize their dreams are getting bigger as well as their interests. The family embarks upon several new stages in their lives, and Arturo realizes that choices and decisions are no longer his to make but that of his sons. Great cast- Jimmy Smits, Clifton Collins, Jon Seda, Maria Del Mar, Louis Mandylor, and Sal Lopez. Great music! Definitely worth seeing.

Leo L

Super Reviewer


This Movie is about a Man trying to live out His Dreams through his reluctant Son through Boxing.Reminded me too much of how my Father Saw my Brothers

good movie, showed how hard it is to work for something that you really want. And the price for it, is it worth it?

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