Pride and Glory

Pride and Glory

The Law of Honor

  As in an action against drug dealers in New York four cops in ambush shot and be advised, the entire NYPD on alert and doing everything we can to investigate the circumstances. Sr on orders from his superiors and father Francis Tierney. (Jon Voight) is to take over the investigation Detective Ray Tierney – a mission doomed to the large scar from a reluctantly accepts. The reason for his hesitation is simple: The cops killed were under the command of his brother, Francis Tierney Jr. (Noah Emmerich) and his brother in law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell). And hardened Rays discomfort turns out to be justified, since he finds out that the drug dealers seem to have been warned previously – and a cop Ray And the further into the morass of betrayal and corruption within its own ranks penetrates, the more the suspicion that his own brother and his brother could also be implicated. Ray has to decide – for the family or the law …

director Gavin O’Connor and his twin brother Gregory O’Connor, who produced the film, know what they say, because the two are sons of a New York cop and truly understand the code of honor and family ties that in some families with a cop, two or three generations cover. In Broad remember the film and its history at James Mangold film Cop Land from the year 1997 in which Sly Stallone handed in an acting really impressive performance.

In The Law of Honor / Pride and Glory, it is mainly the acting consistently excellent service that can satisfy completely. What one of the story, unfortunately, can not say at any moment. Very often in the course of the investigation proves to be especially “Commissioner accident” as the most effective investigators. And the character constellations in the Irish-stereotype police clans such that – but one can be surprised but very impressive scene in which a baby has an important role – hardly any of the twists and developments. The young firebrand, the traumatized cop, the drunken father, to the fiery appeals to family integrity, loyalty and self-protection – somehow one has seen it all before, both in Serpico as well as in the aforementioned Cop Land. Aesthetically, the law plays out of the Honor / Pride and Glory hardly ever new trump cards, but staged the wintry New York as a muddy-dark abyss of violence, depravity and contrasting blurred flashing lights.

Even though the Law of Honor / Pride and Glory is a solidly narrated film with excellent actors and a sobering rejection of traditional American values – a little less sense of tradition and more courage to retreat from the genre conventions of the police thriller had Gavin O ‘Connor’s work well done. And the audience too.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: The Law of Honor Original Title: Pride and Glory Country of production: USA Year of production: 2008 Length: ( #) 125 (min) of material: Warner Bros.

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