21 September 2014

Pride, 2014 - ★★★★½

There are so many laugh out loud moments in the first ten minutes it's a bit of a shock to find that Pride isn't an all out comedy. The film manages to tackle a (largely unknown) serious true story with warmth and heart which makes it an extremely emotionally engaging film, as a cliched poster would not doubt claim "you'll laugh, you'll cry".

If there are problems it's that the outcomes are entirely predictable. It's a shame that the word formulaic has such negative connotations because a formula exists to to make something to perfection and Pride comes pretty close.

September 21, 2014 at 12:13PM

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