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Issue: Autumn 2009

Pride and Glory movie review

Police officer Ray Tierney (Edward Norton) is hiding out after a controversy. He is from a cop family and he made the decision to toe the cop line and it has cost him. Now police officers are dead and an elder statesman of the extended family (Jon Voight) asks him to return to the front lines to investigate the killings.

To make the case more delicate, Ray's brother-in-law (Noah Emmerich) is in charge of the 'house', it's his officers whose death must be investigated and Ray has to be careful.

This film has no problems portraying a harsh police life. It peeks at family relationships, but mostly it shows violence and blasts the speakers with foul language and threats.

Movie poster, Pride and Glory; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Pride and Glory; Festivale film review

It wouldn't be unfair to describe this film as a cliché. There's good cops and bad cops, violence with a couple of tender moments to pass as characterisation. It's standard fare.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 19 February 2008
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Title: Pride and Glory (2008)
Written by: Joe Carnahan & Gavin O'Connor (screenplay); Gavin O'Connor & Greg O'Connor & Robert Hopes(story)
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
running time: 130 mins
rating: MA

The Players: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich

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