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Price of Glory (2000)



Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 60
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 40

Weak script and predictable story undermines the intensity of the film.


Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 15

Weak script and predictable story undermines the intensity of the film.



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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



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Nov 21, 2000

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Price of Glory is an earnest but flatfooted saga.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
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What's peculiar is that the film doesn't build toward anything because even as the boxing careers flourish, the character of Arturo drags everything down.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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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
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The movie clocks out with a cowardly sucker-punch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Comment (1)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Everything is spelled out with thudding obviousness until the film's one stab at originality - a Latino family at its center - is KO'd, too.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Dances a fine line between PG-13 and R.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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doesn't develop any of the characters

September 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
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The road to glory is often paved with good intentions, but so is the path to mediocrity, which exactly where Carlos Avila's well-meaning drama heads in no time.

December 28, 2004 Full Review Source:

...generally entertaining, in a movie-of-the-week sort of way.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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While the intentions are good, Price of Glory is never confident enough to push the boundaries of the sports drama mold.

February 1, 2001 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Price of Glory isn't awful, it's merely pointless.

January 1, 2000

Goes down for the count in a hodgepodge of emotions and familiar boxing-movie conventions.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Telegraphs every punch.

January 1, 2000
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Despite excellent performances all around, the actors can't overcome the script's limitations.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Comment (1)
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The sense that Berger ... brought the sport to the table while Avila made the family element flesh is probably accurate. But the twain meet often enough to create sparks.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When the film suddenly turns into Rocky -- as all boxing films of the past two decades invariably do -- it invalidates its theme.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

For boxing fans, it's a must see; and a solid video rental down the road for most everyone else.

January 1, 2000 Full Review
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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.
September 7, 2008
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