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5.0 out of 5 stars Corruption and murder in the ranks of the NYPD!
This is a great movie about the dark side of the NYPD where corruption and murder are just a way of earning an extra few Dollars. The cast is great Colin Farrell gives a worthy performance as the police officer and family man who has some very dark and terrible secrets. Edward Norton as he always does give an amazing performance as the the cop from a family of cops who...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gritty, depressing police drama
Overall this is not a bad movie, even if it has a somewhat corny ending. The direction is tight and the judicious use of hand held camera adds tension at the right times. The entire cast portray their characters earnestly and Farrell looks pretty menacing enough. Yet despite the dark brooding atmosphere, the story has been told a thousand times before.

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Published on 25 Mar 2009 by Jones the Film


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3.0 out of 5 stars Gritty, depressing police drama, 25 Mar 2009
This review is from: Pride And Glory [DVD] (DVD)
Overall this is not a bad movie, even if it has a somewhat corny ending. The direction is tight and the judicious use of hand held camera adds tension at the right times. The entire cast portray their characters earnestly and Farrell looks pretty menacing enough. Yet despite the dark brooding atmosphere, the story has been told a thousand times before.

All the predictable cop drama elements are here; (i) bent cops, (ii) traditional cop family trying to stick together against adversity, (iii) a cop funeral with all the regalia and bagpipes, and (iv) lots of skank-heads getting up to no good in gritty Brooklyn tenement blocks.

It all looks real enough, right down to the suburban New York City expressways and walrus cop moustaches. You're certainly not going to confuse the location with say Burton-on-the-Water or Palm Springs.

It gives films like The Departed and Serpico a bit of a run for their money, but ultimately falls short.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cop thriller that's barely adequate, 2 Mar 2009
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K. O'Leary (Milton Keynes, England) - See all my reviews
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The case boasts that this film makes The Departed look like The Bill, well, the makers should be careful not to invite comparisons; in my opinion it's The Bill that'll look like The Departed after watching this. The main problem is the time it takes for the convoluted plot to get into gear, there are just too many stories it's trying to tell us, strangely, it omits some details we may be interested in, like some background to Colin Farell's character for a start.

Good points? Well, the idea of a family of cops with Edward Norton being the one good guy in a nest of bad-uns is good, and all the performances are solid, if a little earnest. The finale picks up some interest eventually, although the punch-up in a bar seems a little out of place with all the serious drama going on.

The film is also cursed with Hollywood's current fad for washed out colours, although the blu-ray image is detailed with only noticeable grain in some close-ups. Sound is disappointing; it's clear but not punchy enough.

One for rental only.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Corruption and murder in the ranks of the NYPD!, 22 Dec 2008
This review is from: Pride And Glory [DVD] (DVD)
This is a great movie about the dark side of the NYPD where corruption and murder are just a way of earning an extra few Dollars. The cast is great Colin Farrell gives a worthy performance as the police officer and family man who has some very dark and terrible secrets. Edward Norton as he always does give an amazing performance as the the cop from a family of cops who has to solve the murder of several cops, only to find that all the leads and evidence points back to his own off duty life and family. The other great actor here is Jon Voight who plays the father and commanding officer who is at all costs trying to hold his family together while keeping the honour of the NYPD intact.

I really like this film, it's dark, complex and gritty, it reminds me of a documentary I saw not so long ago about corruption in the NYPD during the 80s were cops where working with mobsters or just out there doing their own thing. I you're looking for a film that will make you sit up and think then this is definitely for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Police corruption collides with family loyalty in this gritty thriller, 26 July 2009
This review is from: Pride And Glory [DVD] (DVD)
This film shows in hard-hitting detail how police corruption can drag everyone into a deadly spiral of turmoil and retribution. Colin Farrell is excellent playing the cop who, off-duty, is an amiable family man but, once in uniform, becomes a ruthless crooked cop, just as brutal as the criminals he's now in partnership with.

Star of the show is Edward Norton, playing Farrell's brother in law, who gradually unravels the web of corruption that Farrell is immersed in. Also superb is Jon Voight who plays Norton's father and is a police commanding officer in the same force. Voight's character is torn between desperately wanting to stop Farrell's criminal activities from destroying his close-knit family, while also wanting to purge the force of Farrell and his cronies. This makes for a fascinating conflict between Norton and Voigt's characters, both united in their disgust of Farrell's criminal ways, but divided in the way in which Farrell should be dealt with.

This is an excellent thriller which is as emotional as it is brutal, and has some very powerful performances from the lead actors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tight and complex police corruption drama, 27 Dec 2009
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Jason Mills "jason10801" (Accrington, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Pride And Glory [DVD] (DVD)
This one slots into the spectrum of films like "Serpico" and "16 Blocks", in which a moral cop has to choose between loyalty and law. What's original in this scenario is the knotted family ties in amongst the corruption. This leads to genuinely difficult emotional and moral dilemmas: if doing the 'right' thing will destroy your family and achieve nothing, is it still the 'right' thing? How did everyone involved slide into this godawful mess?

The story is complex and the script and direction sharp, providing a hinterland behind each character even as it dances from crisis to crisis. Committed performances from Jon Voight, Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Noah Emmerich add gravitas. It's a messy situation but a solid and impressive drama. (Not a popcorn action flick though, if that's what you're after.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed, but only just., 1 May 2009
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This review is from: Pride And Glory [DVD] (DVD)
P&G is a NYPD internal affairs cop shakedown, which gets all the right ingredients and produces a decent entertaining show. Its largely let down though by its run time and period where it seems to plod along at a all too steady slow pace.

Norton is usual top guy, Farrell is good (playing a bad guy role) and John Voight dips in and out in a fair fashion too.

I would reccommend it, but I think its been done elsewhere in a shorter and more entertaining ammount of time. This film could do abit more to address the point of why the cops were involved in the activites they were up to other than the greed it presents to us as the sole motivation.

Probably the best internal affairs cop film I can think of was Training Day, I really enjoyed that - its a slightly different kettle of fish.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OverLong And Disappointing., 15 Feb 2009
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I wanted to see this when it was advertisted so many times in front of other films I rented or bought. So finally I rented it in my local rental store and put it on last night. The begining seems promising, four cops die and it affects them in a huge way. Edward Norton has issues with his ex-wife, Colin Farrell is not all he seems and Jon Voight dosen't do a lot. If the script was written right and given a gripping plot, it would have done a lot of favours. But it's overlong, grew boring in places, disappointing pefomances from the leads and a ending that seems stupid and wasted. It was trying to be The Departed, corrput cops and massive shootouts but really it failed in that department. I was really disappointed with this film, I couldn't understand why they had co-stars who didn't do a lot and never explained what happened to them. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who loved The Departed because you will be disappointed or a fan of one of the stars.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a cop with a scarface meets some crooked cops, 5 Jan 2009
This review is from: Pride And Glory [DVD] (DVD)
A RIGHTEOUS SCARFACE MEETS A CROOKED COP
ed norton is a naturally versatile actor but you still need a script to elicit a great performance and that is rendered incoherently obscure in this mish mash of family christmas dinners and latino drug dealers who are being illicitly targetd by a crooked NYPD.
We have had the excellent Harsh Times about LAPD,Gone baby gone about Boston and Prince of City about NYPD in past,this had the potential with the great coup in casting Ed with jon Voight but apart from a few sequences it never particularly realises the expectations .
the overacted and misdirected sequences abound within a very streotyped cops and corruption story ,it almost reminded me of the flawed DEPARTED with the hilarious chinese gangs and the rooftop gunfights ,as the two leads confronted each other in a confoundingly embarassing boxing bout in an irish pub ,the irish take was another misconception as the extended family system shows not a single viable female irish persona ,reducing this to a male ego match with irish battling the hispanics with all sort of egregious name calling too.
there are some technical flaws as well where an escaped criminal does not miss his lost cellular and incredibly leaves a trail of witnesses alive ,so mr.connor can weave his tale of suspense .
there is a great sequence with norton interviewing a talented latino child actor which was very interesting to watch but unfortunately what lingers in your head is the irritating villainous corrupt cops who keep yelling and screaming while the camera shakes in exudation .
mr.farrell is indeed a text-book example of how not to cast an irish actor in an irish american role as he squanders every chance to impress in a role tailor made for him .
ED NORTON as the scar faced detective was the only reason i sat through this average drama ,
better luck next time .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not much of the title, 24 Jun 2014
This review is from: Pride and Glory (DVD)
The title of this film is obviously meant to be ironic, considering its nature. There's a lot of fairly grim death scenes, but at least they are properly part of the story, which successfully blends character-building with pacey police crime drama. Quite a complex plot which takes a bit of attention, but it all becomes clear in the bitter-sweet end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must see film, 8 Nov 2013
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A great film about cop corruption in the US. Very gritty, showing the true lifestyle of gangsters and corrupt cops.
No body takes any prisoners in this film.
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