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Pride Reviews

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October 31, 2007
Feel-good swimming flick takes on racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2007
Howard anchors the film with a charismatic turn. He doesn't turn Ellis into a plaster saint but portrays a complex and complicated man.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2007
Despite its shortcomings, Pride proves to be an effective feel-good sports drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2007
The plot plays out as predictably as anyone might expect, but the fine details keep Pride squarely above average.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 1, 2007
Bodies are framed and lit to be seen. In a movie where characters appear in dimly lit interiors or near light-reflecting chlorine-blue pools, this is no small thing.
March 31, 2007
While Terrence Howard is subdued in the role of Coach Ellis throughout much of the film, Bernie Mac provides a much needed lift especially early on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2007
This is an inspirational movie that really touches the heart.
March 26, 2007
Director Sunu Gonera does a nice job with the swim meet scenes, and the cast of mostly unknown younger actors is extremely likable.
March 25, 2007
Sure it's predictable, but its virtues include its originality of theme (how often do we see films of African-American swim teens?) and a sharp performance by Terrence Howard
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 25, 2007
This surprisingly entertaining movie defies its formulaic plot and delivers a well-executed tale of team spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 24, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2007
Overall, it was a good family movie that shows us once again how important it is to respect all human beings regardless of race and to believe that anything is possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2007
Pride is a fairly predictable entry in the highly predictable inspirational sports drama genre. But the movie is saved by the earnest, believable performance of Terrence Howard and by Bernie Mac in a more serious role than usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2007
Terrence Howard's unforced charisma did a lot for Crash and Hustle & Flow, and he's the chief reason Pride is worth catching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2007
Pride is a watchable if overly superficial film that nonetheless builds to a genuinely stirring conclusion.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2007
In the end, we're left in Pride with what the actors can bring to it, and it bobs along on the buoyancy of charm and dignity that Howard brings to the role of Coach Ellis.
March 23, 2007
The dialogue and plot may be cliché, but Howard's slow-burn portrayal redeems the weak writing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2007
Pride does its subject matter proud.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2007
First-time director Sunu Gonera and cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti's strong visuals save this otherwise formulaic undertaking from being interchangeable inspirational film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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