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Pride and Glory
A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
|Studio :||New Line Cinema, Solaris Film, Avery Pix,|
|Crew :||Production Design, Director of Photography,|
|Cast :||Edward Norton Wayne Duvall Jon Voight Noah Emmerich Ty Simpkins|
|Genre :||Drama Thriller Crime|
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This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
It is a whirlwind of delight --- attractive actors, stunning couture, spectacular sets and outrageous parties. It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
Pride & Glory is a gritty police melodrama that grabs the audience, shakes them till the point of concussion and wrings the life out of them with it's nonstop intensity and performances that could raise buildings to the ground. Think I'm exaggerating or overselling? Give it a go, it's fucking nuts. NYC cop dramas are a common occurrence out there, and have been for a long while, but something about this one just rings eerily true, rattles your cage and lets both the violence and corruption seep into the marrow of one's viewing experience. After a drug deal erupts into multiple murder, a family of cops is thrown in an uproar. Haggard straight arrow Edward Norton is on point of investigation by boozy patriarch Jon Voight, and ends up finding out way more than he bargained for not only in regards to the NYPD, but about his fellow cop brother (Colin Farrell) too. Their third brother (underrated Noah Emmerich) is too busy taking care of his sick wife (Jennifer Ehle) to notice the corruption, or maybe does and looks the other way. Every faction adds to the pressure cooker of an atmosphere, rooted in the familial relationships that can't withstand dangerous secrets. They should call the guy Colin Feral, because he's a right beast as a guy whose moral compass is so out of whack he doesn't know who he is anymore. The actor is fervently complex in his work, and makes the guy way more human than other performers would, but he's still terrifying, whether threatening a newborn baby with a hot iron or full on brawling with Norton in a fracas of a man to man bar-fight. Voight is one of those characters who is so corrupt he doesn't even notice it anymore, which is a dangerous avenue to arrive at when you're in such a position of power. The supporting cast is pockmarked with fiery work from terrific actors including super underrated Carmen Ejogo, Wayne Duvall, John Ortiz, Lake Bell and two arresting turns from reliable firebrands Frank Grillo and Shea Wigham. Built around a script by Joe Carnahan, who feeds off of authentic dialogue and realistic shaping of events, this is one that pulls you right into it's suffocating world of beleaguered sentinels of law enforcement whose eyes have become dim to that thin blue line separating order and madness. Brilliant, heavy stuff.
Ray Tierney (Edward Norton) comes from a family of cops, and was the best of the lot until an accident in the line of duty cut his career short. One night, after multiple officers are shot and killed, it becomes clear that there is a large corruption ring at work within the NYPD, and the brass turn to Ray to find out the truth, a truth that could lead him right back home. Edward Norton is truly a chameleon in that he can play absolutely any role and be believable. It doesn't matter if he's some computer geek or a tough as nails cop, he always does a great job and no matter what he's in, the film is always going to have an air of credibility for it. The rest of the cast, as well as the story are also pretty good, but this film isn't without it's problems. As with other films that have complex stories and large casts, the story moves so quickly and characters are introduced so fast, that it's difficult to keep track of what's going on and nearly impossible to remember who is who. The story is great and the main characters are well written, but there is so much going on, that it is very easy to get lost in all the side stories. The bottom line is that Pride and Glory would be better suited as a TV series than a movie, but then you wouldn't have the big named cast, and it probably wouldn't last four episodes. The actions scenes are great, the main characters are intense, and the story was terrific if not a bit more complicated than it needed to be.
After a very promising beginning where a horrific crime scene occurs the film leads to you following a number of different characters for a number of different reasons.However, after a particular point in the film, I feel the story goes a little flat and a lot of excitement and energy is taken out of the film. The ending I feel is a particular let down not because it's necessary that bad, just doesn't lead up to the promise of the beginning of the film, which I feel stops the film from being a classic.The acting for the film was fantastic, especially, Norton and Farrell who played their characters particularly well indeed.The setting is also perfect for this dark crime thriller and is definitely a strong point for the film.Overall I feel the film is certainly worth a watch if you like crime films, you just might be disappointed with the end of the film.
Such a great cast. Some intense individual performances. If this were the type of movie that could be made or broken by its cast it would be a classic. Unfortunately that's not the case.The movie starts off and sets a high bar. At a cops vs. detectives rival football game we learn about a 10-13 -- four officers have been killed. A number of story-lines converge to create a number of potentially explosive relationships. But about 30 minutes in, the whole rhythm of the film just about falls flat. The good pursue the truth with tireless effort, but not much personal conflict; while the bad stay one step ahead trying to tie up their loose ends.I found the story and this world of police corruption pretty fascinating, but the angle taken to pursue it--the burnt out cop getting back in the game, played by Ed Norton--pretty cliché and not dynamic. Norton is great, but his character doesn't have any particular traits to make him interesting or memorable, or in conflict with himself. In fact the only character I thought interesting, other than Voigt as a father of two cops, and Maximiliano Hernandez as an interesting journalist but arriving too late, was Farrell as the trouble-making cop welcomed into the honest family. That character alone stands on a pedestal and makes the picture interesting. But without a heavyweight counterpart to punch back with his own personal cause, e.g. Norton's character, Farrell can't raise the bar back to the heights of the first scene at the football game, where the story promised an intimate clash of one side versus another.