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Pride and Glory Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 23, 2008
Constructed almost entirely out of cop-drama clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 22, 2008
What we're left with isn't an embarrassment, but isn't anything for this proud cast to glory in, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2008
Dull, predictable, ugly, filled with bad or lackluster performances, contains objectionable racial material and just generally lacking in anything worthwhile. One of the worst movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2008
It follows the well-worn pathways of countless police dramas before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
October 22, 2008
It wants to be different; yet, in the end, the elements that separate this police corruption film from those with similar themes and subjects are those that derail the climax and send this freight train careening out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
October 24, 2008
Over-used clichés like a slow-motion funeral procession in the snow and over-used dialogue like "You got no idea what it takes to do what we do." Now that's a crime.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 24, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Pride and Glory doesn't add anything to the generic crooked-cop procedural that we haven't seen with more verve in better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 24, 2009
No button remains unpushed, no shred of scenery remains unshredded and no F-bomb remains unuttered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 24, 2008
Just as the title itself doesn't give us enough, Pride and Glory needed to plumb deeper in order to rise above the business-as-usual cop family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 24, 2008
Granted, the opening scenes are a shaky-cam chaos. Mawkishness and bleating illogic plague the endgame. But I might have forgiven even that had the remainder of the movie not been ruined in the trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
October 21, 2008
As hard as it must have been to screw up a Joe Carnahan script, the fact that Gavin O'Connor is no Martin Scorsese or Michael Mann is blatantly obvious from this weak effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 24, 2008
Pride and Glory, despite a subtle performance from Norton and some vivid action scenes, is just not that special.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
November 7, 2008
Pride and Glory is a bleak, boring and hopelessly familiar corrupt cop story that simply does not work despite the determined, top-of-their-game efforts of O'Connor and Norton, not to mention Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
November 6, 2008
If cop movie cliches are a crime against cinema, Pride and Glory should be under arrest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2008
Pride and Glory would be a pretty cool movie if it were made in 1982.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 22, 2008
Pride and Glory's commentary on law enforcement vice and decency is far less immediate and realistic than its gritty aesthetic and tone would have one believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
October 22, 2008
Grim, abrasive, and hard to watch, full of swaggering men shouting at each other like high school drama students who have just learned how to be vulgar.
Full Review | Original Score: D
David Stratton
The Australian
February 6, 2009
The actors in Pride and Glory do their best with this cliched material, but the film is so grim, ugly and miserable that it's difficult to sympathise with even the most positive characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
February 13, 2009
Hard to watch, hard to listen to and hard to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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