Pride Reviews

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March 23, 2007
Pride has a sly, sexy way of overcoming inherent filmmaking clichs and winning over its audience.
March 23, 2007
Pride is a lovingly-presented homage to the heroism of Jim Ellis' life and his life's work.
March 23, 2007
While it's neither as socially urgent as Freedom Writers nor as danceable and soapy as Stomp the Yard, it's better acted and tougher to resist.
March 23, 2007
When sinewy young idealists glide through water to the tune of 'I'll Take You There,' the heart still leaps.
March 22, 2007
Despite Mr. Howard's best efforts in the role, the film rarely realizes its subject's potential.
March 22, 2007
Howard is a commanding presence as usual, and glaring Bernie Mac acquits himself admirably in the die-cut role of the eccentric assistant coach.
March 22, 2007
Manipulative rather than inspirational and hackneyed rather than original.
March 22, 2007
Pride is a fairly good example of the genre.
March 22, 2007
Pride has Hollywood formula practically stitched to its Speedo. But the characters and the actors who play them are so captivating, we're too entertained and charmed to notice.
March 22, 2007
It's a feel-good movie whose warmth lasts only as long as we're in the pool.
March 22, 2007
Out of a foamy sea of inspirational-sports-film cliches, Terrence Howard pulls Pride to safety.
March 22, 2007
Somewhere around the corner from the school where Antonio Banderas is teaching tough kids to mambo and the school where Hilary Swank is teaching tough kids to love literature, Terrence Howard is teaching tough kids to swim.
March 21, 2007
Pride doesn't have much surprise, but it's a formula picture of genuine feeling, with Terrence Howard proving once again that he wouldn't know how to keep it less than real.
March 20, 2007
[The film] has enough buoyancy to remain afloat, though without the vigor of Terrence Howard and the charm of Bernie Mac, it likely would sink in its own sea of clichs.
March 20, 2007
The feature debut from South African director Sunu Gonera is straight from the sports-film playbook, the one in which an underdog team coached by an obstinate overachiever overcomes obstacles and adversity to take home the gold.
March 20, 2007
Pic has built up enough goodwill to keep auds stoked to the end.
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.
March 20, 2007
This is familiar terrain jazzed up by unfamiliar voices.
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