Saeed Adya
Jeff Labrecque
June 22, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Pride (Movie - 2007)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
104 minutes
Wide Release Date
03/23/07
performer
Kimberly Elise, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold, Trevor Morgan
director
Sunu Gonera
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Michael Gozzard
genre
Drama

We gave it a C-

It shouldn’t have taken four writers to pen this cloying story of underdog African-American swimmers, but apparently, it takes that many to watch Hoosiers, memorize Remember the Titans, study Coach Carter, and deconstruct Glory Road. Only Howard’s shimmering intensity, as real-life Philly swim coach Jim Ellis, keeps Pride from sinking to the bottom of the pool. After Rocky Balboa and Invincible, the sports flick needs CPR. Especially in Philadelphia. EXTRAS Unwieldly extended scenes; director Sunu Gonera’s fawning commentary. C-

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