Pride (2007) Synopsis
A charismatic schoolteacher in the 1970s founds an African-American swim team in one of Philadelphia
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Pride doesn't have much surprise, but it's a formula picture of genuine feeling.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Howard, playing an inspirational and resourceful man up against long odds, really is an inspiration.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's about black athletes, and they swim. It's as reassuringly uplifting as its predecessors, but the African-American and aquatic elements...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's called Pride, and, while it's neither as socially urgent as "Freedom Writers" nor as danceable and soapy as "Stomp the Yard," it's...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Worth seeing, not only because it shows how an ordinary man can do something extraordinary, but because it allows audiences the opportunity...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Terrence Howard delivers another solid lead performance and competition swimming is a new arena for such films. Nonetheless, Pride is just...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
That Pride ultimately gets to you is more of a surprise than the outcome because it's not very well-constructed.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If only the screenplay had more going for it than hackneyed homilies and living-in-the-ghetto stereotypes. If only first-time director Sunu...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Yeah, the story is corny and tired. But when you aren't rolling your eyes, you'll probably be wiping them dry.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Despite Mr. Howard's best efforts in the role, though, the film rarely realizes its subject's potential.
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By treybert
I took away from this movie much more than anything racial. What I found the movie was about had to to with believing. And by believing I don't necessarily mean dreams as in dreaming something into...

Proud to say it was a keeper!

By EChristianHorne
This movie is a great example of the little engine that could. As an African American viewer, I felt it was particularly resonant and relatable on the topics of economic challenges, job...


By jcrist
Very good movie and would see it again....


By FlixsRX
The movie was quite simple like almost like watching an ABC After School Special. The message was positive and good. Although, it was predictable at times, it was an appropriate period piece. This...

Pride by Antoinette

By ann_ see.iluv2be
My grandaughter and I saw this movie on Saturday, April 28. We were well entertained by this movie. The actors were picked well and gave credence to the charaters they played. I was so proud of...


By gilmore_girl_xo
Amazing! My friend and I thought this movie was comical and we were pretty upset when we found out that it was a swimming movie instead. But as soon as we watched not even ten minute of it, we were...

Must See African American Motivation Flick

By SiskelandEbert_Wantabe
This is a very good feel good movie. You see Terrence Howard work through his bitterness of discrimination in his own life to make the lives of the teenagers in a run down urban community better. ...

A Must for Young People!

By justmyopinion
This was an awesome and inspiring true story that will motivate young people and show them how against adversity and dispcipline, pride and strength of character changes lives and hearts. Must see...


By cgladney
Sinply fantastic, Excellent for team building , to enhance family dymanics, strengthen brothers and friends. This movie keeps you captured and taps into every your emotion. Wonderful dispays of Love,...

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Rated PG | For thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Feel-good swimming flick takes on racism.
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