Pride and Glory
Pride and Glory (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 24, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Jonathan F. Richards

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

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...another strong drama from a seriously underrated filmmaker.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

Joshua Starnes

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it can make for some awfully dull films. The line between inspiration and imitation is fine crossed repeatedly. Pride and Glory isn't the worst offender, just the latest.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

No button remains unpushed, no shred of scenery remains unshredded and no F-bomb remains unuttered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
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… More
Eric S
Gripping, intense film regarding a family of police officers(father, two sons, and son in law) who deal with corruption in their precinct in Washington Heights,… More
Michael S
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… More
Conner Rainwater
This is what gives me faith in movies. Every actor in this was at the top of their game and the writing was so well done that even though you knew the twist, it… More
Dean King
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,… More
jay nixon
Hackneyed police drama with a cast that is far better than the material.

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