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Pride and Glory is a fuckin’ cop film of fuckin’ good cops and fuckin’ bad cops, some of both types in the same fuckin’ family of New York Irish cops, Edward fuckin’ Norton, Colin fuckin’ Farrell, Noah fuckin’ Emmerich, and Jon fuckin’ Voight. (Lake Bell, so fuckin’ funny in Over Her Dead Body, plays it totally fuckin’ straight as Farrell’s fuckin’ wife.) With a literally and constantly fuckin’ script by Joe Carnahan of fuckin’ Narc (it fuckin’ figures), and direction by fuckin’ Gavin O’Connor of fuckin’ Tumbleweeds and the Disney-produced Miracle, of all fuckin’ things, it’s so fuckin’ gritty, it’s a virtual fuckin’ Sahara, up to your fuckin’ ankles every fuckin’ step of the way. And it’s a long fuckin’ way.

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gcubed Nov. 6, 2008 @ 7:27 a.m.

Thank you for the f-ing review of Pride and f-ing Glory. I have one f-ing question. Is there any f-ing cursing in the f-ing movie? Because I have f-ing been down this f-ing road f-ing before. OK. That's enough. I can keep it up, but I think you, Mr. Sheperd, have done a thorough job. Your review brings to mind, Reservoir Dogs and Glengarry Glen Ross. Both movies used the f-word more than frequently. I know the argument and it is usually prefaced by, "No, you don't understand." I know what they think I don't understand. The argument- This is how these people really talk. Of course I don't understand, because people who say things like this to me assume that I live in a curseless bubble. I'm out of the real world loop. Yeah, I don't know real street talk, or thug talk, or any world where cursing is the best way to articulate yourself. I find liberal and in my opinion over use of the f-word in stage, film, or real life, first of all, boring. Then, this overuse takes me out of the story. Basically, I find it lazy writing or speech. Whoa, whoa, wohoa. I'm not going to start a campaign for banning any and all use. Why just yesterday I had two encounters with pro f-word use. One young student uttered the word and I, jokingly I thought, said, "Hey, this is a curse-free zone." Her response- "I find the word beautiful, but that's just me." Then, I heard a teacher, regarding cursing in her classroom state, "Free speech doesn't stop at my classroom door." These two arguments are much stronger than, "You don't understand" and I embrace both these people's positions on f-word use. Possibly overlooked, by the writers and directors of the two mentioned films is that those movies are good stories without the inundation of f's. And maybe better without the f's (This is where "you don't understand' comes in). Well, I ejected one of those aforementioned films because I found the real realistic talk unrealistic. Why did I eject one? Because I saw the other.
The trailer for Pride and Glory looked interesting. But again, thank you for the review, because I don't want to sit through another f-filled movie. George

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Josh Board Nov. 8, 2008 @ 11:30 p.m.

Nice post, George. I remember when Midnight Run came out (one of the best comedy/buddy pictures you'll ever see). I was in front of two women in their 80s, and they said "Do they have to say the 'f-word' so much?" It was cute. In that movie, it didn't bother me. But, just as much as the words can become tiresome, because a police sergeant wouldn't sit there and yell profanities at his own officer, even if said officer did something wrong...it's the situations these people are in that get them using the words. Just unbelievable stuff.

I got into it with a woman the other day that had the f-word on her shirt. She said, "Haven't you ever heard of freedom of speech, man?" I said, "Sure I have. But look at those little kids over there. Do they need to read profanity on another adults shirt?"

With her pierced lip and attitude, she just turned around and walked away.

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