Glory in October

Gavin O’Connor‘s Pride and Glory is finally out of the distribution woods. Former New Line honcho Bob Shaye’s decision early this year to bump this exceptional New York cop film into ’09 is now null and void with Warner Bros. having just slotted a 10.24.08 release. It’s an exceptional film (I saw it in mid-April) and never should have been bumped in the first place. The question now is how wide or vigorous a release will it receive? How much of a p & a investment? How committed will the p.r. people be?

7 thoughts on “Glory in October

  1. THIS SHIT WILL OWN YOUR ASS.
    COP SHIT IS THE GREATEST GENRE EVER AND I HOPE PEOPLE GET FUCKED THE FUCK UP IN THIS MOVIE.
    SUPERHERO SHIT IS FOR NERDS.
    BADASS COP MOVIES ARE BETTER THAN NERDASS SPIDERMAN AND IRON MAN.
    CRIME MOVIES RULE. KNOW.
    LEXG IS YOUR GOD. YOU ARE WEAK.
    Gruver1, RECOGNIZE THE LEX. I AM THE STAR. YOU ARE AN EXTRA.

  2. Not sure how I can follow up Lex G’s insightful post but I’m glad this one is out of the woods… Colin Farrell generally seemed happy with it and bummed by the decision to delay it until next year.

  3. Wells to vansmith: Your statement that We Own The Night “was also good” is the trust-breaker and deal-breaker. The contrast between Glory and Night was one of the key points of that review I wrote two and a half months ago, to wit: “Pride and Glory is a cup-runneth-over drama in that intensity rules and emotions are often (but not always) fully cranked. All I know is that I was driven half-mad with exasperation as I sat through similar stuff in We Own The Night, but I felt aroused and lifted during last night’s showing. This is not just another crazy-sick-cops movie. Melodrama is melodrama and the form is the form, but special things happen when exceptional craft and restraint are brought to bear. The gifted O’Connor (Miracle, Tumbleweeds) has put together something very vulnerable, soulful and alive-in-the-moment.”

  4. I am motivated to see this picture. I like Colin Farrell and think we have yet to see him at his max. But what intriugues me more than the mooted reasons for the oft postponing of its release is Ed Norton. Is he behind it? Or is he, yet again, going to sabotage the film a la nearly everything else he has been in? Interestingly, the only film I think he has utterly, utterly thrown his weight behind is Fight Club. Great script and a great director who doens’t take crap from actors. Maybe that is what Norton needs.

  5. Are we talking something the Academy is going to dig, and rescue from obscurity like THE INSIDER, or is this just a really decent genre picture?

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