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Pride and Glory (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Formulaic in its plotting and cliched in its dialogue, Pride and Glory does little to distinguish itself from other police procedurals.

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Director Gavin O'Connor collaborates with Narc director/screenwriter Joe Carnahan on this family-focused police drama concerning an honest homicide detective (Edward Norton) assigned to investigate the precinct run by his potentially crooked older brother (Noah Emmerich). As the investigation begins to reveal some troubling facts about the precinct, it gradually becomes apparent that the policeman who is also the older brother's best friend (Colin Farrell) may be the man orchestrating many of the suspected crimes. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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R (for strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug content)
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Drama , Kids & Family
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Cast

Edward Norton
as Ray Tierney
Colin Farrell
as Jimmy Egan
Jon Voight
as Francis Tierney Sr.
Noah Emmerich
as Francis Tierney Jr.
Jennifer Ehle
as Abby Tierney
John Ortiz
as Ruben Santiago
Frank Grillo
as Eddie Carbone
Shea Whigham
as Kenny Dugan
Lake Bell
as Megan Egan
Rick Gonzalez
as Eladio Casado
Manny Perez
as Coco Dominguez
Wayne Duvall
as Bill Avery
Maximiliano Hernandez
as Carlos Bragon
Leslie Denniston
as Maureen Tierney
Hannah Riggins
as Caitlin Tierney
Carmen Lo Porto
as Francis Tierney
Lucy Grace Ellis
as Bailey Tierney
Ryan Simpkins
as Shannon Egan
Ty Simpkins
as Matthew Egan
Flaco Navaja
as Tookie Brackett
Rachel Jordan
as Lisette Rivera
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Mayor Arthur Caffey
Christopher Michael Holley
as Detective Miller
Jason Rodriguez
as Corner Store Owner
Jessica Pimentel
as Angelique Dominguez
Popa Wu
as Reverend Farraud
Nikkole Salter
as Trish Mercer
David Piñón
as Bodega Owner
Lisette Espaillat
as Bodega Owner's Wife
Francisco Burgos
as Bodega Boy
Sekhar Chandra
as Dr. Khomar
Cuba Libre
as Dominican Thug
Gabriel Lopez
as Dominican Thug
Bill McHugh
as Chaplin
Robert P. Alongi
as Captain Lavier
Bo Eason
as Investigator Lieberthal
Howard W. Overshown
as Investigator Duerson
Pete Moog
as NYPD Coach Kowalski
Edward Gardner
as NYPD Offensive Coordinator
Kenneth Pepe
as NYPD Defensive Coordinator
James Cavanagh Burke
as Detroit Metro Coach
Richie Thorton
as Detroit Metro Assistant Coach
John Comer
as NYPD Football Player
Thomas Pilkington
as Duty Captain Banks
Glenn Cunningham
as Detective
William McNeely
as Detective
Rick Tirelli
as DEA Representative
Jamie McShane
as Lieutenant Fricker
John Mariano
as Task Force Lieutenant
Robert Hopes
as Task Force Detective
Jim O'Neill
as Task Force Detectives
Eddie Molina
as Uniform Cop
Karl Bury
as Patrol Sergeant
Sean Gavigan
as Patrol Cop
Christina Cabot
as Patrol Cop
Sal DiGiovani
as Crime Scene Cop
Tom Pelligrino
as Crime Scene Cop
Nancy McCabe
as Crime Scene Cop
Bill McKinney
as Crime Scene Cop
Joseph Spallina Roman
as Crime Scene Cop
Kubrat Hristoff
as Crime Scene Cop
William Geiger
as Crime Scene Cop
Keith Fallon
as Crime Scene Cop
Craig Garland
as Crime Scene Cop
Steve Benvegna
as Crime Scene Cop
Carl Bocker
as Crime Scene Cop
Tim Byrne
as Crime Scene Cop
Gerald M. Kline
as Desk Lietenant
William Clemente
as Arresting Police Officer
Joseph Blozis
as Crime Scene Detective
Tom Nonnon
as Chief
Scotty Dillon
as Police Officer Dillin
Nicoye Banks
as Lonnie Mercer
Denia Brache
as Domenguez Mother
Roz Abrams
as TV News Anchor
Sandra Endo
as News Reporter
Dick Brennan
as News Reporter Dehaven
Dominic Carter
as Reporter
Sujeilee Ramos
as Girl in Bar
Juan Lopez
as Thug Kid
Argelis Parra
as Thug Kid
Miguel Ventura
as Thug Kid
Sean Dougherty
as Cavanaugh
Tammy Tunyavongs
as Dugan's Wife
Jaime Garza
as Paramedic
Louise G. Colón
as Woman On Stairs
Cecilia Riddett
as Bragon Receptionist
Tony Rhune
as Arvell "Amp" Poines
Andrew Rogers
as Driver
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All Critics (153) | Top Critics (37)

What it lacks in subtlety and intelligence it makes up in violence, brutishness, and hackneyed story lines. These are qualities best enjoyed at home.

Full Review… | November 10, 2008
Film.com
Top Critic

Bloody, violent and increasingly derivative, 'Pride and Glory' betrays its initial promise as a small-scale, 'Godfather'-esque social tapestry with crude plotting, variable acting and an all-too-guessable storyline and conclusion.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

It's yet another movie about familial strife in the New York City Police Department. If you think you've seen it all before, you have.

Full Review… | October 28, 2008
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Pride and Glory is full of interesting little grace notes, and the cast is excellent, yet it grows more and more frustrating. It has everything going for it except a story that doesn't send the audience out miles ahead of the plot developments.

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Pride's only saving grace is Edward Norton, whose mere presence raises the level of a film several notches. But it's unclear why he lately has chosen such worn-out material.

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
USA Today
Top Critic

There's nothing really wrong with Pride and Glory, apart from an excessive degree of brutality, but there's nothing terribly revelatory about it either.

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pride and Glory

½

Stinks of desperation, and a particular kind: wishing it were one of the many better movies in this genre. This film is effectively a knock-off of everything from In the Heat of the Night to Training Day, or The Departed, or even We Own the Night: good brother/bad brother, good cop/bad cop, whole families on the force. The other place this film steals from is Dennis Lehane: it felt like a poor cousin of Clint Eastwood's Mystic River or even Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone. Edward Norton has long been one of my favourite actors, but since the turn of the century, he's chosen increasingly worse projects. A shame, because he's pretty good in this, and so is Colin Farrell, though he's a bit too Irish-sounding in some scenes. The movie could easily have been a half hour shorter: there are too many balls in the air to juggle (a sister dying of cancer is a good motivator, but I don't think we need to see so much of her story), and the writing is brutal, watery exposition, laying bare every character's every motivation and draining most of the tension out of what should have been a gritty, realistic film. I've seen first-hand that Washington Heights can be a scary place, and the way it looks on-screen is to the film's credit. Unfortunately, the rest of the work falls flat, until Sage Francis's song over the opening credits, which actually hammers home a metaphor from earlier about a leaky boat. Too bad that most people won't hear this song, having turned the movie off midway. I kind of wish that I had.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

½

There's good, gritty filmmaking on display here and there are moments reminiscent of some of the genre's greats, but "Pride and Glory" gets completely bogged down by a muddy screenplay that kicks off to a great start, but soon becomes more and more confused, tedious, and in the end... generic. The performances and direction hint at a better movie, but in the end that just makes this deeply flawed effort all the more disappointing.

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

½

A good cop drama about a family in the force, thrown into an awkward position when a case exposes some dirty cops from their precinct. A very enjoyable film, with a well assembled cast. Might be a little confusing at the start as to who is bad and who isn't though. It doesn't have a great deal of action but it's still a good story well told.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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