No Glory, Plenty of Cliches

Cop thriller a little too much like every other cop thriller to be a classic
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 8:02 AM CDT

(Newser) Pride and Glory has all the ingredients of a great cop thriller, critics say, but they're ingredients that have been recycled a few too many times. Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, and Jon Voight turn in fine performances as a family of New York cops, Bill Goodykoontz writes in the Arizona Republic, but they are "cut off at the knees by stilted, clichéd writing."

The drama had enough "gritty action and unflinching violence to keep things interesting" for Sarah Cardace at New York magazine, but the premise was a bit too well-worn for Nathan Rabin at Onion. Pride "would have felt second-hand and overly familiar even if it were greenlit in 1937 as a vehicle for Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson," he writes.