Pride and Glory

2008

Pride and Glory

Critics Consensus

Formulaic in its plotting and cliched in its dialogue, Pride and Glory does little to distinguish itself from other police procedurals.

35%

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49%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 78,511
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Director Gavin O'Connor collaborates with Narc director/screenwriter Joe Carnahan on this family-focused police drama concerning an honest homicide detective (Edward Norton) assigned to investigate the precinct run by his potentially crooked older brother (Noah Emmerich). As the investigation begins to reveal some troubling facts about the precinct, it gradually becomes apparent that the policeman who is also the older brother's best friend (Colin Farrell) may be the man orchestrating many of the suspected crimes. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Edward Norton
as Ray Tierney
Colin Farrell
as Jimmy Egan
Jon Voight
as Francis Tierney Sr.
Noah Emmerich
as Francis Tierney Jr.
Jennifer Ehle
as Abby Tierney
John Ortiz
as Ruben Santiago
Frank Grillo
as Eddie Carbone
Shea Whigham
as Kenny Dugan
Lake Bell
as Megan Egan
Manny Perez
as Coco Dominguez
Rick Gonzalez
as Eladio Casado
Wayne Duvall
as Bill Avery
Maximiliano Hernandez
as Carlos Bragon
Leslie Denniston
as Maureen Tierney
Hannah Riggins
as Caitlin Tierney
Carmen Lo Porto
as Francis Tierney
Lucy Grace Ellis
as Bailey Tierney
Ryan Simpkins
as Shannon Egan
Ty Simpkins
as Matthew Egan
Flaco Navaja
as Tookie Brackett
Rachel Jordan
as Lisette Rivera
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Mayor Arthur Caffey
Christopher Holley
as Detective Miller
Jason Rodriguez
as Corner Store Owner
Jessica Pimentel
as Angelique Dominguez
Popa Wu
as Reverend Farraud
Nikkole Salter
as Trish Mercer
David Piñón
as Bodega Owner
Lisette Espaillat
as Bodega Owner's Wife
Francisco Burgos
as Bodega Boy
Sekhar Chandra
as Dr. Khomar
Cuba Libre
as Dominican Thug
Gabriel Lopez
as Dominican Thug
Bill McHugh
as Chaplin
Robert P. Alongi
as Captain Lavier
Bo Eason
as Investigator Lieberthal
Pete Moog
as NYPD Coach Kowalski
Edward Gardner
as NYPD Offensive Coordinator
Kenneth Pepe
as NYPD Defensive Coordinator
James Cavanagh Burke
as Detroit Metro Coach
Richie Thorton
as Detroit Metro Assistant Coach
John Comer
as NYPD Football Player
Thomas Pilkington
as Duty Captain Banks
William McNeely
as Detective
Rick Tirelli
as DEA Representative
Jamie McShane
as Lieutenant Fricker
John Mariano
as Task Force Lieutenant
Robert Hopes
as Task Force Detective
Jim O'Neill
as Task Force Detectives
Eddie Molina
as Uniform Cop
Karl Bury
as Patrol Sergeant
Sean Gavigan
as Patrol Cop
Christina Cabot
as Patrol Cop
Sal DiGiovani
as Crime Scene Cop
Tom Pelligrino
as Crime Scene Cop
Nancy McCabe
as Crime Scene Cop
Bill McKinney
as Crime Scene Cop
Joseph Spallina Roman
as Crime Scene Cop
Kubrat Hristoff
as Crime Scene Cop
William Geiger
as Crime Scene Cop
Keith Fallon
as Crime Scene Cop
Craig Garland
as Crime Scene Cop
Steve Benvegna
as Crime Scene Cop
Carl Bocker
as Crime Scene Cop
Tim Byrne
as Crime Scene Cop
Gerald M. Kline
as Desk Lietenant
William Clemente
as Arresting Police Officer
Joseph Blozis
as Crime Scene Detective
Scotty Dillon
as Police Officer Dillin
Nicoye Banks
as Lonnie Mercer
Denia Brache
as Domenguez Mother
Roz Abrams
as TV News Anchor
Sandra Endo
as News Reporter
Dick Brennan
as News Reporter Dehaven
Sujeilee Ramos
as Girl in Bar
Juan Lopez
as Thug Kid
Argelis Parra
as Thug Kid
Sean Dougherty
as Cavanaugh
Tammy Tunyavongs
as Dugan's Wife
Jaime Garza
as Paramedic
Pablo González
as Dominican Perp
Louise G. Colón
as Woman On Stairs
Cecilia Riddett
as Bragon Receptionist
Tony Rhune
as Arvell "Amp" Poines
Luis Da Silva Jr.
as Dominican Bodega Customer
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Critic Reviews for Pride and Glory

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (54) | Rotten (101)

  • Hard to watch, hard to listen to and hard to follow.

    Feb 13, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While its kinetic appeal does have a numbing - if temporary effect - on your critical faculties, television has been much more successful in claiming this territory as its own.

    Feb 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • What it lacks in subtlety and intelligence it makes up in violence, brutishness, and hackneyed story lines. These are qualities best enjoyed at home.

    Nov 10, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Bloody, violent and increasingly derivative, 'Pride and Glory' betrays its initial promise as a small-scale, 'Godfather'-esque social tapestry with crude plotting, variable acting and an all-too-guessable storyline and conclusion.

    Nov 7, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Wally Hammond

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • the decision to film Farrell and Norton climactically duking it out in a bar called Irish Eyes with diddle-di-deedle-di music playing on the jukebox is almost unforgiveable.

    Nov 7, 2008 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • A detonation of flatulent, macho-sentimental gibberish is what this ugly and violent film positively farts out of the screen at you.

    Nov 7, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pride and Glory

  • Jun 16, 2012
    A film full of such talent shouldn't this misguided or boring. The plot is quite all over the place and you can't really bond with any characters because we have no depth to help us. Norton is really good in the lead but when the film is this dull why would you even try. A film trying to be so deep and interesting needed much more focus on the screenwriting and story. The real issue is the film wastes to much time on support characters instead of trying to create depth for the central characters. The film is way to dark and uninteresting and fails quite badly. The director is out of depth on this poorly made drama Ed norton is a great character actor and even he can't create anything of interest. Farrell is to bland and boring which is shame as both him and norton deserves better. The film could of been interesting had it not been so drawn out and uneventful. This is one film that had potential written all over it but sadly it dies a quick death
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2010
    A good cop drama about a family in the force, thrown into an awkward position when a case exposes some dirty cops from their precinct. A very enjoyable film, with a well assembled cast. Might be a little confusing at the start as to who is bad and who isn't though. It doesn't have a great deal of action but it's still a good story well told.
    Dean K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2010
    <i>"We sold our shields off to the highest bidder."</i><p> <i>Pride and Glory</i> focuses more on it's drama than on the thrills, which should disapoint some audiences. However, this is tense as ever, with some outstanding performances. <u> SUMMARY: </u><p> Ex Cop Francis Tierney (Jon Voight) is the head of a multigenerational police family, which includes his sons Franny (Noah Emmerich), Ray (Edward Norton), and his son-in-law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) all being policemen. When four of Franny's men are killed overnight during a shootout, everything just seems ordinary. But when Ray is assigned to the investigation, he discovers something very sinister about this tragedy and people he loves are involved. <u> REVIEW: </u><p> The script is excellent- I think it's well-written. I didn't think of the dialogue, it wasn't that great. I thought these characters were interesting. Francis was such an interesting character, he was a great father role with his love for his family - how he wants to keep them safe and that he would bend the rules to do that. Ray was a very likeable hero, and Franny was a great character. The twists aren't predictable, I never saw them coming. The cast was fantastic. Edard Norton was the winning actor here, he was very charismatic. Jon Voight was excellent playing the caring father. Colin Farrell was very impressive playing so many sides of Jimmy, even the dark ones. Noah Emmerich? I didn't think he was all that great. But, overall, most of the performances were wonderful. Like I said before, this film focuses a lot on it's drama. The dramatic feel really comes the family of cops. There's a lot to do with corruption, and I think the drama here is excellent. It's well written and the performances really do feel convincing. This is actually a really dramatic film. The problem for me was that the twists came really early, and after we find out about the twists - the film just seemed to frag for a while, I just thought that it wasn't getting anywhere. Also, I didn't think much of the camera operation. It felt really clunky, and there were a little action scenes, and they weren't shot very well. I enjoyed this, I thought it was decent crime thriller. It's tense and very entertaing. It is kinda long, considering how slow it is at parts, and sometimes it does get confusing, but it's clever thriller that is completely original. <div style="width:408px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/edward-norton-pride-and-glory-10341390"><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/10/34/13/10341390_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;">
    James H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2010
    Gripping, intense film regarding a family of police officers(father, two sons, and son in law) who deal with corruption in their precinct in Washington Heights, NYC. Edward Norton turns in yet another brilliant performance in this somewhat dark film about the dubious brother in law's involvement in an incendiary case, and what is actually going on in the precinct which is primarily held together by this family whose moral codes are tested to the utmost. Do their loyalties belong to the department, or to each other?
    Eric S Super Reviewer

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