Pride and Glory

  • 15
  • Gavin O'Connor (2007)
  • US / Ger
  • 124 min
Pride and Glory
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Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

NYPD blue turns a murky shade of grey in this wintry crime thriller about police corruption and family loyalty. After four officers are gunned down on duty, semi-retired police detective Ray Tierney (Edward Norton) returns to the front line but soon finds himself mired in a conspiracy that involves fellow policemen, including his brother-in-law Jimmy (Colin Farrell). Gavin O'Connor's film proves a competent addition to the cop thriller genre - without being particularly original. That's mainly because Norton and Farrell's good cop/bad cop pairing fails to spark and the screenplay's serious intent is quickly reduced to scenes in which characters shout at each other about ethics, in dark rooms. Some memorable diversion is offered by Farrell's rotten apple, a rogue cop whose idea of interrogating a suspect involves holding a hot iron over a baby's face. Like so much here, it's a scene that hovers somewhere between gritty and silly.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Edward Norton and Colin Farrell. When four NYPD officers from Francis Tierney Jr's division are ambushed during a drugs raid, his brother, Ray, is put on the investigating team. Ray soon discovers his brother-in-law, Jimmy, is at the centre of a corruption scandal that could rip the division, and his family, apart.

Cast and crew


Ray Tierney
Edward Norton
Jimmy Egan
Colin Farrell (1)
Francis Tierney Jr
Noah Emmerich
Francis Tierney Sr
Jon Voight
Abby Tierney
Jennifer Ehle
Ruben Santiago
John Ortiz (1)
Kenny Dugan
Shea Whigham
Eddie Carbone
Frank Grillo
Megan Egan
Lake Bell
Eladio Casado
Rick Gonzalez


Gavin O'Connor

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Nov 2008
Certificate 15
Entertainment in Video Ltd