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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."

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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.
(Read more Jon Voight stories.)

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