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Pride Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
It's another kinda, sorta based on a true story, inspirational sports film in the vein of any given Bruckheimer sports film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 22, 2007
It's a feel-good movie whose warmth lasts only as long as we're in the pool.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2007
Pride wades into the shallows when it ought to be diving into the deep end. In waters this familiar, everyone knows how to swim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 23, 2007
Despite the stale odor of the broth, lack of originality isn't Pride's stumbling point -- it's that the familiar story is not well presented.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
March 26, 2007
Swimming isn't exactly the most cinematic of sports and unfortunately the script gets waterlogged well before the big finale.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 22, 2007
Despite Mr. Howard's best efforts in the role, the film rarely realizes its subject's potential.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
March 23, 2007
Pride is bland and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 21, 2007
Rocky Balboa and Daniel-san steered away from the sport for good reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2007
There's no excuse for Pride's mediocrity -- not with this story, not with this cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 20, 2007
Yes, Terrence Howard delivers another solid lead performance and competition swimming is a new arena for such films. Nonetheless, Pride is just plain trite.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 19, 2007
Terrence Howard's performance doesn't come close to counteracting the triteness of Pride.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
March 25, 2007
Well-intentioned, at best, regrettably, this fairly formulaic, Philly sports flick doesn't show enough brotherly love for anyone to be proud of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 24, 2007
I couldn't help thinking a documentary about the man would be so much more interesting than a watered-down, by-the-numbers dramatization.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 23, 2007
Howard's character declares that "the world isn't black and white." The world, no, but the movie, yes.
| Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 20, 2007
"Pride" mitigates and collapses its subject into a pop mentality afraid of the trouble it aspires to disclose. It is at once a cowardly and cynical movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 22, 2007
Maybe this really happened, but Gonera lacks the skill to make it seem real within the context of a fictional movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
March 22, 2007
Grab a real-life sports hero, whip up a few pointless catchphrases, and who cares if the rest is remotely good?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
March 31, 2007
Pride's story was etched in stone ages ago by mysterious movie powers beyond our understanding, and all the Staples Singers' songs in the world won't keep it from its appointed rounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
March 22, 2007
File this one under 'Same old thing.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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