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|Pride and Glory|
Actors: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, Jon Voight, Jennifer Ehle
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Noah Emmerich star in a gritty, tension-packed tale of a multigenerational family of cops facing hard realities and tough choices. Set and filmed in Manhattan's Washington Heigh... more »
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Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA
Reviewed on 5/5/2014...
Excellent Movie Ed Norton was GREAT!
NATHAN G. (guhmineheart) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 1/4/2011...
gritty and raw... (is that too cliche?)
did not enjoy this as much as i would've expected, but it was entertaining. reminds me (at least to some degree) of 'We Own the Night.'
even still - hard to go wrong with Ed Norton.
Jean W. from JORDANVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 2/15/2010...
Don't usually care that much for Edward Norton, but he was very right for this role and did a great job. A good movie worth watching.
Mary S. from ALLONS, TN
Reviewed on 9/30/2009...
This is one of those movies that you can't miss anything. It is complicated through out the beginning, but comes together eventually. The acting is superb and the conflicts are very moving...very good movie if you stay with it.
Wondergirl517 | San Diego, CA United States | 12/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with the other review in that the story line is nothing out of the ordinary. Typical New York good cop, bad cop storyline. This is why I didn't give it four stars but I have to give a lot of credit to the actors especially Collin Farrell. He is brilliant in this movie. I have to say, he nailed his performance to the tee. So the story goes: A family of cops, the dad (Jon Voight (Francis Sr.), his two sons (Edward Norton (Ray),Noah Emmerich (Francis Jr.) and their brother in law (Collin Farrell (Jimmy). They were all after this drug dealer who killed four other cops. Ray was thrown in this wild goose chase only to find out that Jimmy was somehow involved. So Jimmy somehow framed Ray (can't spoil the movie too much), they were in this battle of Ray's words against Jimmy. The ending could've been better but overall, it is a pretty good movie. Worth watching on DVD."
Old theme, compulsively addicting!
J. K. Hinton | TX USA | 02/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I both sat riveted to the screen, for the 130 minutes of raw action, that this film delivered. In fact, we were still discussing it the next day. Our conclusion is, that after seeing almost every 'good cop, bad cop' film available, this ranks among our top five. I'm really surprised at the 1 and 2 star reviews.
Yes, this theme has been overused, but it was the acting that made this production stand apart. It was superb! You can't help but become enmeshed with this Irish family of cops, spanning generations, who find themselves with colliding ethics. Their intense love and respect for one another is palpable and quite sad. Even when doing 'the right thing,' when confronting someone you love---particularly family, the feelings of betrayal are overwhelming and this was so well drawn out with these amazing characters.
Edward Norton's portrayal of the NYPD Detective (Ray) attempting to redeem himself for misuse of power previously, is gritty and intense. But, he's a damaged man; his behavior could be unpredictable. You can't wait to see him facing unimaginable choices on his road to redemption. One of his best roles, to date, IMHO.
Colin Farrell (Jimmy) did not disappoint as the very, very, bad boy, brother-in- law. He does bad, SOOOO well!
Police Commander, Noah Emmerich (Francis Jr.), tugs at your heart, as the older brother of Norton. He is facing the loss of his wife to cancer, while having to confront issues within himself of turning a blind eye to some of the behaviors of 'his boys,' allowing things to spiral out of control. How far have his professional ethics been tested?
John Voigt (Francis Sr.), the Patriarch of the family and a strong defender for maintaining the honor of the force, at all costs, was wonderful. It was good to see him with a piece of challenging work, for a change.
Be prepared that this film is quite violent, raw and played out on the streets of darkness, and despair. The violence and language is authentic, for those demanding realism, but not for those overly sensitive to such themes.
A word of advice. You need to pay close attention to this movie. There are many characters to keep up with, all with stories of their own. My only complaint was that the characters really had to be allowed to develop for a bit before I could keep them and their stories straight. But, it does begin to all come together, so be patient and give it a chance. You might just like it, too."
Ed Norton Returns to Form
Leonard S. Slaughter | Alsip, IL | 01/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent movie with an excellent transfer to match. The picture is a tad bit soft with a small amount of grain, but still looks excellent. I wish New Line was still doing there own thing so this movie would have featured a 7.1 track, but the True HD audio was just fine, and any more would probably have been over kill anyway. I really didn't notice a lot of surround effects, but the dialog was perfect. I reccomend it, and if I can find it for cheap down the line I definately wouldn't mind adding it to my collection."