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Pride

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Saeed Adya

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:
73017
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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