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Pride (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.

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PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. (C) CBS
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R (for language and brief sexual content)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Bill Nighy
as Cliff
Dominic West
as Jonathan
Andrew Scott
as Gethin
Joe Gilgun
as Mike
Abram Rooney
as Young Guy
Jim McManus
as Old Man
Monica Dolan
as Marion
Faye Marsay
as Steph
Roger Morlidge
as Wardrobe Master
Dean Ashton
as Young Man
Chris Overton
as Reggie
Adam Ewan
as Lecturer
Josh Rochford
as Drag Queen
Rhodri Meilir
as Martin
Lisa Palfrey
as Maureen
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Critic Reviews for Pride

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (38)

In its total inspirational sweep, it earns comparison to the movement it chronicles - as an organized, well-calculated piece of political theater.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This film moves effortlessly from some pretty intense dramatic moments to hilarious scenes showcasing the contrasting lifestyles of the gay and straight worlds to some vignettes of incredible poignancy.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This portrayal of the unlikely 1980s alliance between London gay-rights activists and striking Welsh miners is, quite simply, one of the best movies of the year so far.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The important twist is that Pride seems to capture the essence of reality, giving it the recognition it deserves. Truth really is stranger than fiction, and Pride tells that truth with flair.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

Schmaltzy and formulaic, but also lively and sincere.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Warchus really knows how to stage musical theater for the movies. He makes you want to dance. More amazing, however, is that he also makes you want to vote.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pride

½

Great feel-good movie celebrating solidarity and tolerance. The set-up in the 80s feels authentic, thanks to the fitting soundtrack and costumes. The great acting, especially by Bill Nighy, who has some of the best scenes, makes it enjoyable and very entertaining to follow the characters through their ups and downs. While the second half has a few more serious tones than the first, it also makes the film much more interesting and the mix always works.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

A group of gay activists organize a protest in support of Welsh miners who have been victimized by Margaret Thatcher's policies. It's hard to make a heart-warming movie. With too many positive scenes a film can flounder for conflict and fail to progress. But Pride manages to be thoroughly heart-warming and keep moving. The film progresses from intra-group interpersonal conflicts, which are funny and occasionally moving, to inter-group awkwardness, which are just as funny. The film's serious moments don't ward off its charm, and the cast is equally accomplished throughout. Overall, this is an excellent, uplifting film.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

½

A funny and heartfelt comedy about the importance of solidarity, friendship and courage to fight for justice in our world - and thirty years after the events depicted in it, this real story continues to be relevant and inspiring today as a call to stand up together for equal rights.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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