#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A family of police officers – patriarch, two sons, and a son-in-law – deals with corruption in a precinct in Washington Heights. Four officers die in an ambush at a drug dealer’s apartment. It’s brother Francis’s precinct, so when the investigation led by brother Ray finds hints of police corruption, there’s pressure to close ranks and save Frankie’s career. Dad, a police brass, promises Ray that he and Frankie can clean things up, and Ray should focus on catching the drug dealer who killed the cops. Meanwhile, brother-in-law Jimmy, a hothead and an enforcer, is visited at home by a lowlife. Is Jimmy involved in the corruption? Where can this take the family?
Plot: 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.
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Standard police corruption saga that is fine but you’ve seen it before elsewhere and seen it better
The Tierney family is a family of cops across the generations with cops even married into the family. When a NYPD officer is killed in a violent drug-related shootout, Ray Tierney is asked by his father to be part of the task force dedicated to finding out who it was who killed one of their own. Ray agrees as the unit affected is led by his brother Francis and includes his brother-in-law Jimmy. With Ray searching the streets for the truth, Francis already knows more than him as his men are involved in activities outside the law, using their roles within the police as cover. Everyone wants to close the matter but not everyone wants the truth to come out in doing so.
The release of Pride and Glory was delayed and the suggestion reason was its similarity in tone and broad theme to We Own the Night. I’m not sure whether this is true or not but I will question whether it was necessary to delay this film if the aim was that it would avoid comparison with other films or feeling like it is something the viewer has seen before. I question this because the film’s biggest failing is that we have seen it all before and it doesn’t really bring much beyond the star names to justify me being excited about seeing it again. This is not to say it is awful (although some have) but just that it is very familiar and very “sturdy” sturdy being a quality one looks for in furniture rather than films. Thankfully the film doesn’t keep the “corruption” in the cupboard for very long because to suggest it is a mystery would be an insult to the viewer, who can pretty much see where the film is heading about 90 minutes before it gets there.
With many stories it is hard to plough a new furrow so one does find that often films have a familiar narrative and that this is not a problem. The thing is to draw the viewer in despite having seen it before or perhaps knowing where it is going make them hope for different, make them care about the characters you put the fact that this is a film with an ending to the back of your mind. Pride and Glory doesn’t manage to do this though and it surprised me considering the actors involved. The problem is not really with them though but with the material, which has too many characters but too little development of them. Norton seems a bit lost in this but still does turn in a solid performance. Likewise Farrell is good and it only further highlights how much of a waste it is not to give them more to work off individually and together. Voight and Emmerich add to this but again neither has the material to really do good work with so, although nobody is “bad” nobody really impresses either. O’Connor does an OK job as director but doesn’t get much urgency or emotion into it although this is the result of failing to do the same as writer.
Pride and Glory is a solid but wholly unremarkable film that is distracting but unmemorable. It feels old and dated despite still being in the cinema and I imagine this will only be worse when it arrives on television in about five years time. The names involved are impressive but nobody can really deliver what they are able to because the material is just not there in the depth they require. Not a “bad” film by any means, just one that is hard to get excited about or shake the feeling that you’ve seen it done better elsewhere.
I love cop movies set in New York, but I hated this
Generally, when I get caught watching a bad movie, I try as hard as I can to stay to the end. As a movie lover, I feel obliged to give a movie the benefit of the doubt. Just because the first half was so terrible doesn’t mean it can’t get better.
However, there was one scene in Pride and Glory that had me eyeing the theater exit. It involves Colin Farrell’s character trying to get information out of a suspect by threatening to disfigure his infant child with a steaming clothes iron. Thankfully the iron never touches the babies flesh, but Farrell keeps it about a half an inch away from the baby’s face, so you know it’s burning the poor kid.
It’s a extremely unpleasant scene in what has, by this point, proved to be an aggressively lugubrious police procedural.
Pride and Glory is drenched in such a suffocating, doom-filled atmosphere that it leaves you feeling depressed when it’s over. About ninety percent of the movie consists of characters fighting back tears and having emotional outbursts, while the other ten is devoted to scenes of police brutality and torture.
And it’s all filmed in many drab and murky compositions. Director Gavin O’Conner films everything in such thick blues and grays that it lends the movie a spectacularly unattractive visual polish.
If this movie has a message, it’s that life sucks and occasionally good people suffer because of it. It’s a spectacularly stupid movie, handled in such a lethargic and derivative way that the movie’s two hour and nine minute running time feels twice as long.
The movie stars Edward Norton in a role that wastes his considerable talents. He plays Ray Tierney, a sad-eyed New York City cop with a “troubled past” who spends much of his time working on missing persons cases.
However, after four cops end up dead in a drug bust, Ray is called to investigate by his high-ranking police officer father, Francis Tierney, Sr. (Jon Voight). His investigation leads him to a circle of crooked cops, one that involves his older brother Francis Jr. (Noah Emmerich) and his hot-headed brother-in-law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell).
What little plot there is is padded out with clichéd side stories involving Francis Jr.’s cancer striken wife (Jennifer Ehle) and Ray trying to work things out with his long suffering wife (Carmen Ejogo).
This is all stuff we’ve seen in a dozen of other movies, done with a lot more energy, humor, and conviction than it is here.
Take for instance last year’s grossly underrated cop thriller We Own the Night. That movie, while far from a perfect film, at least had some bitingly intense action scenes and a trio of actors who were able to convince you that they were a family.
Pride and Glory has none of these things. Although the movie has an A-list cast, there is not a single convincing performance in the entire film, which renders the scenes of family bonding painfully artificial. There is hardly any action in the movie to punctuate the tedium, save for a risible bar fight between Ray and Jimmy in the final third.
However, what really sinks the movie is the incredibly nasty vibe Gavin O’Conner gives the material. The scene involving the infant is bad enough, there is another particularly stomach turning scene where Jimmy and a couple of his goons were shoving what looked like a lead pipe down one suspects throat.
Pride and Glory sat on the shelves for a few years because of its depiction of crooked cops in a post-9/11 New York City. As far as I’m concerned, it should’ve stayed on the shelves, because there is nothing in this movie to entertain anyone.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Gavin O’Connor
Writer Joe Carnahan, Gavin O’Connor, Greg O’Connor
Actors Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich
Country United States, Germany
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor (color), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,559 m (Sweden), 3,591 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema