Friday, March 13, 2009

Pride and Glory (2008) R - 3 Stars

Wow, what a bunch of dirty cops.I couldn't believe one would actually take the iron to the baby. Eeeeek. Ed Norton is really good playing the good cop, Raymond and Colin Farrell is almost scary playing Jimmy as he really gives you the feeling there are cops like this out there. Not a story with a happy ending but more explores the dark side of law enforcement. While I enjoyed the movie, I don't think it ended with any great conclusion that we haven't seen before.

Ray Tierney (Edward Norton), is and homicide detective but he's been used to playing it safe these days after something bad happens to him. When four police men are found murdered at a drug bust gone bad, the police think they may have a cop killer at large. Ray is asked by his alcoholic father, who also happens to be the chief of Manhattan detectives, Francis Tierney, Sr. (Jon Voight), to become involved in the case. Ray feels he owes it to his brother Francis Tierney, Jr. (Noah Emmerich), as he was in charge of the four police slain. And if that was not enough family involved, Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell), is Ray's brother in law and also a police man. As Ray starts the investigation, he notices Jimmy shows signs he is involved. As Ray begins to question that Jimmy might be corrupt and involved in something large in the precinct, he confides in his brother Francis in an effort to save his life. have a cop killer at large.

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Writers: Joe Carnahan, Greg O'Connor, Gavin O'Connor
Producers: Greg O'Connor, Paula Weinstein
I viewed 2/09

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