Pride and Glory Reviews

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Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it can make for some awfully dull films. The line between inspiration and imitation is fine crossed repeatedly. Pride and Glory isn't the worst offender, just the latest.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 21, 2009
This predictable police corruption story with an A-list cast explores themes of family and honesty as two cop brothers uncover the dirt on their brother-in-law's violent activity, while senior cop Dad tries to keep things under control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
February 5, 2009
Director and co-writer Gavin O'Connor is the son of a former New York policeman, and displays a strong grasp of the familial and fraternal ties that bind his characters together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
February 5, 2009
While its kinetic appeal does have a numbing - if temporary effect - on your critical faculties, television has been much more successful in claiming this territory as its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 30, 2008
Elevated by superb performances, led by Edward Norton and a very chilling Colin Farrell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
November 7, 2008
A well-acted and tightly structured piece that would be more impactful if there weren't a feeling that we've seen it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
November 7, 2008
It doesn't quite pack the wallop that O'Connor intended, a daft fight near the end may evoke laughs and it probably won't be storming the Academy, but don't be shocked if you enjoy this as much as Marty's Oscar victor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Mirror [UK]
November 7, 2008
After similar but much better fare such as Martin Scorsese's The Departed and The Wire TV series, we've come to expect an awful lot from our bent copper dramas and, while satisfactory, Pride And Glory just isn't in the same league.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
November 7, 2008
This bad-apple cop drama is the kind of movie that Sidney Lumet used to make in the Seventies and Eighties, and it hasn't evolved a great deal since.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 7, 2008
Watchable cop thriller with strong performances and suitably gritty direction, but the climax gets bogged down in some embarrassingly awful cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
November 2, 2008
A dramatic, tense story of mixed loyalties in an NYPD family with standout performances by Norton, Farrell, Voight, Emmerich, and Ehle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 1, 2008
...a good film that could have been great.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
October 31, 2008
A well-crafted and sharply plotted version of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 31, 2008
Relentlessly grim, appropriately abrasive and beautifully filmed, "Pride and Glory" recalls Sidney Lumet's heyday. It proves there's still meat left on the bones of bad-cop thrillers, but it wisely doesn't offer a Handi-Wipe after its final course.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 27, 2008
Pride And Glory is anything but. And though rife with brutality and cynicism way too over the top to make sense of it all, the journey there stings with a raw and devastating emotional power. Abu Graib in Washington Heights meets Godfather in blue.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 27, 2008
Mature crooked-cop drama is no Departed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
October 27, 2008
Serpico joins the Fight Club!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Basham
Paste Magazine
October 27, 2008
The cops in Pride and Glory are real, and except for the violent gunplay and occasional drug use (requisites for every stereotypical New York cop flick), they live regular, complicated lives just like everyone else. And it's a pleasure to see that other s
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
October 27, 2008
It's smooth and competently crafted, an efficient thriller punctuated by startling bursts of violence and nuanced performances from Norton, whose tough-cop routine masks a sort of cerebral tenderness, and the ever-reliable Noah Emmerich.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
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