Critic Consensus: Pride features a typically stellar performance from Terrence Howard, but ultimately falls victim to its over usage of sports movie clichés.
Tickets & Showtimes
|Rating:||PG (for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence)|
|Directed By:||Sunu Gonera|
|Written By:||Kevin Michael Smith, Michael Gozzard, J. Mills Goodloe, Norman Vance, Jr., Mike Gozzard|
|In Theaters:||Mar 14, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 26, 2007|
Watch it now
as Jim Ellis
as Sue Davis
as Puddin Head
as Race Official (UOFB)
as Race Official (Mainl...
as Coach Logan
as Race Official (PDR)
as Ron Lincoln
as Bob the Barber
News & Interviews for Pride
Critic Reviews for Pride
The plot plays out as predictably as anyone might expect, but the fine details keep Pride squarely above average.
Director Sunu Gonera does a nice job with the swim meet scenes, and the cast of mostly unknown younger actors is extremely likable.
It's another kinda, sorta based on a true story, inspirational sports film in the vein of any given Bruckheimer sports film.
Maybe because it focused on swimming, and didn't really capture the drama of the sport, it came off like a TV movie. It even borrowed from Dead Poets Society with an 'Oh Captain, My Captain' moment.
Audience Reviews for Pride
I really like Terrence Howard, and this movie was pretty good. Despite being super-sweet (to the point of saccharine), and being emotionally heavy-handed, I still had tears well in my eyes from time to time. While not overtly racist, this film was subtly racist. In the entire film there was only one positive white character, and he was only shown briefly at the beginning. Many of the white characters were blatantly, and ridiculously evil. BUT..I understood the meaning of the movie, and I did enjoy it.
I really liked this film alot. It's simple, very formulaic, but it is also very touching. Terrence Howard gives a very good performance. I'd recommend this film to anyone.
Swim films make good pick me up films with a very sporting motif underlying the movie pitch. Slightly let down in the fact that it was about this, haha, but still 4 stars for being good.
Discuss Pride on our Movie forum!