Price of Glory
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Jimmy Smits returned to the big screen after a career-reviving stint on the TV series NYPD Blue with this emotional drama about the difficult relationship between a father and his sons. Smits plays Arturo Ortega, a man with lifelong dreams of being a contender in professional boxing. While Arturo had the knowledge, drive, and ambition to be a champ, his career proved short-lived, and, after a brief fling with success, he's a forgotten man. However, Arturo has instilled his passion for boxing in his three sons, who grow up learning the fine art of prizefighting. All three boys begin… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Price of Glory is an earnest but flatfooted saga."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"The movie clocks out with a cowardly sucker-punch."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"doesn't develop any of the characters"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"While the intentions are good, Price of Glory is never confident enough to push the boundaries of the sports drama mold."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Filmcritic.com
"Telegraphs every punch."
‑ Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"What's peculiar is that the film doesn't build toward anything because even as the boxing careers flourish, the character of Arturo drags everything down."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Everything is spelled out with thudding obviousness until the film's one stab at originality - a Latino family at its center - is KO'd, too."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"The road to glory is often paved with good intentions, but so is the path to mediocrity, which exactly where Carlos Avila's well-meaning drama heads in no time."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Price of Glory isn't awful, it's merely pointless."
‑ Mike Gregory, Reel.com
"Despite excellent performances all around, the actors can't overcome the script's limitations."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Price of Glory wins a few rounds, but, unlike The Set Up, The Hurricane or Raging Bull, it loses the fight."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Dances a fine line between PG-13 and R."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...generally entertaining, in a movie-of-the-week sort of way."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Goes down for the count in a hodgepodge of emotions and familiar boxing-movie conventions."
‑ Thom Bennett, Film Journal International
"The sense that Berger ... brought the sport to the table while Avila made the family element flesh is probably accurate. But the twain meet often enough to create sparks."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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