83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Pride doesn't have much surprise, but it's a formula picture of genuine feeling.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Howard, playing an inspirational and resourceful man up against long odds, really is an inspiration.
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75

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 set it pleasantly apart.
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63

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 better acted and tougher to resist
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63

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 to watch an extraordinary actor in a performance that could have been rote, but instead is nuanced and intelligent.
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50

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 plain trite.
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50

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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50

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 Gonera had a surer hand, a knack for something bolder, wilder, goofier.
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50

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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40

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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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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