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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    That Pride ultimately gets to you is more of a surprise than the outcome because it's not very well-constructed. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Worth seeing, not only because it shows how an ordinary man can do something extraordinary, but because it allows audiences the opportunity to watch an extraordinary actor in a performance that could have been rote, but instead is nuanced and intelligent. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Despite Mr. Howard's best efforts in the role, though, the film rarely realizes its subject's potential. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If only the screenplay had more going for it than hackneyed homilies and living-in-the-ghetto stereotypes. If only first-time director Sunu Gonera had a surer hand, a knack for something bolder, wilder, goofier. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Yeah, the story is corny and tired. But when you aren't rolling your eyes, you'll probably be wiping them dry. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Terrence Howard delivers another solid lead performance and competition swimming is a new arena for such films. Nonetheless, Pride is just plain trite. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Howard, playing an inspirational and resourceful man up against long odds, really is an inspiration. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    It's about black athletes, and they swim. It's as reassuringly uplifting as its predecessors, but the African-American and aquatic elements set it pleasantly apart. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A measured, magnificently understated and intense performance by Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow, Crash) as Ellis gives Pride its fire and heart. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's called Pride, and, while it's neither as socially urgent as "Freedom Writers" nor as danceable and soapy as "Stomp the Yard," it's better acted and tougher to resist show more

  • May 22, 2008 lservctr
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    Like many sports movies the underdoog wins out and we feel good. This one happens to be about how a swim team was formed and won in swim meets after a lot of hard work. This is not a movie for young children, but teens and adults should really enjoy it. Good acting and story.

  • May 22, 2008 lysie25
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    There are inconsistent issues (daughter without scars when told of her fathers death). Bullock was disappointing, something I never thought I'd say. Save your money.

  • May 22, 2008 owb412
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    First, Jimmy Ellis the person is worth knowing about and having our young people know about. The movie itself was excellent. The performances by Terrance Howard and Bernie Mac were first rate. Kimberly Elise always adds class to any movie she's in. The swim team member are real people and it was good to see to see the young lady competing on the swim team as well. And giving credit where credit is due, Tom Arnold makes a good villain. It's a must see movie.

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