Written November 24, 2008
If you like movies about cops gone bad try a couple of the classics "Magnum Force" (Dirty Harry) and "Internal Affairs", you really hate Gere in this flick and love it when he gets popped by Garcia.
Written October 26, 2008
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Gavin O'Connor served up a muddled choppy badly-edited tedious tale of family honor/loyalty and police corruption in PRIDE AND GLORY - the advance press screening which I attended last night.
The predictable violently miserable colorless story unfolded haphazardly continuing off on tangents before gelling coming together in the last half of the movie.
The only saving graces of this woeful film are the fine gripping performances by the cast - most notably Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, and Jon Voight.
The LACK of English subtitles further serves to mar one's enjoyment of this insipid movie.
Really, are we(movie-goers) expected to comprehend Spanish?
If Gavin O'Connor couldn't bother if we understand the movie's Spanish dialogue, why should we bother to see it?
More of a 'made-for-TV' movie than a theater movie.
Top 10 WORST movie of 2008 - no wonder it sat on the shelf UNRELEASED for years after it was finished.
Written November 20, 2008
Really well acted movie. All the actors did a terrific job. It is pretty scarey to think that this kind of stuff really happens.
Written November 23, 2008
Great performance from Colin Farrell and Edward Norton. A bit heavy movie though, with a strong theme about corruption among NY cops. The bar scene fight was the only "light" part, when folks in the theater broke a smile. The music was good, but the storyline was mostly predictable, except for the radical conclusion. Leaves you wondering where they tried to do a Serpico?
Written November 18, 2008
Great acting; fast moving and real.! Wished it would have been 15 minutes longer