A movie about a family of Irish cops—that sounds like one you’ve seen before. But Pride and Glory contains a few unfamiliar notes, and it rings truer than most movies about corruption in the police ranks.
When four New York cops from one precinct are caught in a trap and picked off by drug dealers, Francis Tierney Sr. (Jon Voight), a senior officer, persuades his son Ray (Edward Norton), a first-rate detective who’s left active duty for a job in the missing persons bureau, to help solve the crime. Ray’s older brother Frank (Noah Emmerich) is the captain of the precinct, and Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell), who’s married to their sister Megan (Lake Bell), works under him. Ray has a past—not revealed until late in the film—that explains both his reluctance to return to the streets and his insistence on pursuing evidence that the dead officers were set up by dirty cops in the same precinct house.