Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pride and Glory (2008)

Synopsis: So, there’s this troubled cop who returns to active duty to investigate a big crime, and he uncovers corruption, and…wait, isn’t this basically the same ground that Narc covered? And Night Falls on Manhattan? And Serpico? And Copland? And the January Man? And….         
Blurb From the DVD Jacket: “Four cops down: two dead two likely. An NYPD drug bust has gone horribly wrong, and Detective Ray Tierney heads the investigating task force.” 
What Did I Learn?: 1) Francis Tierney Sr’s kids are the most important thing in the world. 2) If Jimmy Egan’s boys were doing something, he would know about it. 3) You’re supposed to fix any leaks in a boat before laying down carpet, but leaks come with owning a boat. 4) 
Really?: Wow….a cop who lives on a boat in the marina. That’s original. (Please see my reviews of Blood Work and Lethal Weapon). 
Rating: Pride and Glory isn’t bad for an evening’s entertainment, but I couldn’t help myself from thinking I had seen this movie - or at least certain elements of it before (see: “Synopsis” and “Really?”). Ed Norton does a capable job of carrying Pride and Glory, yet the movie itself is an unoriginal paint-by-the-numbers police thriller, and highly derivative of better films. 6.5/10 stars.

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