This is a 2008 American NYDP corruption drama directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Although the script is well-crafted, the story is predictable in its plotting and it has nothing that stimulates profound thought.
It does little to distinguish itself from other corruption movies.
After all, police corruption is nothing new in the field of drug.
However, the performances of the major actors are excellent.
Good & entertaining.
Gritty, unflinching, and dramatic.
You know when Edward Norton and Colin Farrell are in a movie, especially together, you are in for a rare treat. A powerful fictionalized story about police corruption in New York City, it resurrects days of Serpico of the 1970's. Depending on where you stand on the "blue-line" you will either believe or not believe that there is corruption among the police. I highly recommend this well directed, action-filled drama.
Intense story about an extended family of NYC police officers and the dynamics when one has gone "rogue". Much research and consultation was done with NYC police officers to offer a true to life movie.
Intense story about a family of NY cops in crisis. Major characters covered multi facets of police mentality in their personaly lives and career in the force.
Pride and Glory is a misnomer for this movie. An extended family with several police officers becomes embattled when one of the officers goes rogue. Another family policeman is assigned to an investigation of a police raid gone bad. The investigation uncovers a conspiracy of various police wrongdoings, including extortion and murder.This movie is very violent and is a sad portrayal of police corruption.
I thought this film transcended your usual, stale police-corruption drama for at least 3 reasons: (1) The philiosophical ambition behind its handling of the universal themes of good, evil, conscience, courage, & loyalty. (2) Wonderfully tense interactions between Noah Emmerich (he is stellar here), Jon Voight, Jennifer Ehle, Edward Norton, & Colin Farrell (& normally I don't even like Farrell.) (3) The fact that the film tries seriously to explore how the personal lives of police officers influence their professional behaviour & vice versa--an important, complex story that deserves to be told.
Fair – Pride and Glory (2008) 130 min. Police drama about corruption is a-typical with nothing new here. You’ve seen this film a hundred times; the only difference is the characters change. I found that the film, which was a little too long, tried to throw everything at you including one of the cop’s wives dying of cancer (a way of identifying itself among all other cop corruption films). There is one horrific scene involving Colin Farrell, a shakedown, and a baby. Though I admire Edward Norton as an actor, I didn’t find him overly convincing in this role. There’s a disclaimer at the end of the film enforcing the fact that this film is only fiction; well, if films continue to be made about police corruption, one has to ask themselves, “is there some truth in all this?” I hope not.
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