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  • Summary: It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny miningIt’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. [CBS Films] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    Sep 25, 2014
    100
    Quite simply, one of the best movies of the year so far.
  2. 90
    What a cast Pride has — some of the best famous actors in Britain and lesser-known younger ones that will (soon) take their place in the firmament.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Zwecker
    Oct 9, 2014
    88
    This film moves effortlessly from some pretty intense dramatic moments to hilarious scenes showcasing the contrasting lifestyles of the gay and straight worlds to some vignettes of incredible poignancy.
  4. Reviewed by: Charles Gant
    Sep 28, 2014
    80
    While some broad strokes won’t be to everybody’s taste... overall the film is so warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant, that few will begrudge it such heightened moments.
  5. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Oct 10, 2014
    75
    British screen stalwarts Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton appear as locals - he twitchy and reticent, she chatty and full of cheer, both with their hearts in the right place.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 9, 2014
    75
    One one level, Pride is as fake as a lip-sync revue, yet the emotions it arouses are real.
  7. Reviewed by: Elise Nakhnikian
    Sep 22, 2014
    38
    The film the tough true story has spawned is as formulaically cheery, didactically "uplifting," and fundamentally false as a Disney sports movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    Excellent movie is a sea of wasteland. Raises the human spirit and shows what can be achieved with a united front against those who wouldExcellent movie is a sea of wasteland. Raises the human spirit and shows what can be achieved with a united front against those who would repress us. A must see. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    Went into this expecting a niche gay movie. But it is so much more fun! The Brits do have a way with low budget, big payoff films. Of course,Went into this expecting a niche gay movie. But it is so much more fun! The Brits do have a way with low budget, big payoff films. Of course, it is not for those who don't think gays are human. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    A fresh and inspired take on the miner's strike and LGBT rights movement, both of which were prominent issues of the 1980s, Pride takes anA fresh and inspired take on the miner's strike and LGBT rights movement, both of which were prominent issues of the 1980s, Pride takes an unlikely true story and weaves it something quite wonderful. It's a feel-good film that is genuinely heartwarming and tender but without cloyingly sentimentality. It's an excellent showcase of how friendship, understanding, empathy and solidarity between the unlikeliest of allies can accomplish great things, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. To boot, it's a genuinely funny film and boasts a phenomenal ensemble: Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott (especially Andrew Scott), Jessica Gunning and Dominic West are standout performers in what stands as one of the finest casts of any film in recent memory. Its pop culture touches, particularly the soundtrack, help to create a wonderful sense of time and place. Ultimately, Pride is not to be missed. Its deft mix of humour and drama allow it to handle its subject matter in a way that is neither didactic nor heavy-handed, but never undercuts its pathos, triumphant spirit and importance as its themes - such as LGBT oppression, mistreatment of the working class - are still painstakingly relevant to modern times, particularly in Britain. Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    8
    Has the demeanor of a traditional "British gay film"--if there is such a thing, but what makes Pride stand out from the pack is its restraintHas the demeanor of a traditional "British gay film"--if there is such a thing, but what makes Pride stand out from the pack is its restraint in the "social issues" department. It touches on political-gay-film standards, like the looming HIV crisis, struggles of shame vs. pride, community vs. self, etc., but never takes them too far as to complicate the larger story at hand. Lots of really, really great moments by a swarm of talented relatively unknown (at least to American audiences) performers. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2015
    8
    Of course homophobes and right wingers will hate it, and yes it may be a somewhat Disneyesque retelling on the dark days of the BritishOf course homophobes and right wingers will hate it, and yes it may be a somewhat Disneyesque retelling on the dark days of the British Miner's strike in the 1980, and it may shy away from truly revealing the levels of homophobia in the Thatcher years, but "Strike" is a well-told, well played and made story with moments that are genuinely touching and well worth a view. A feel good story that rings true in the modern world. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2014
    7
    PRIDE is a perfect Sunday afternoon movie. Uplifting in the extreme, this film about gays supporting striking miners in 1984 UK, slams youPRIDE is a perfect Sunday afternoon movie. Uplifting in the extreme, this film about gays supporting striking miners in 1984 UK, slams you over the head with every plot point imaginable. You see the hits coming and it just doesn't matter mainly because the cast is so adorable without being coy. Nothing grandiose or special here. Just a joy to behold as people come to together for uncommon causes. PRIDE is the kind of movie that makes you cry through the joy of humanity. So buy some popcorn, bring out the hankies, and call the schmaltz police. Expand
  7. Oct 4, 2014
    0
    It goes without saying to any moral person that this is a horrid movie.

    The only redeeming feature about this film is that Metacritic's
    It goes without saying to any moral person that this is a horrid movie.

    The only redeeming feature about this film is that Metacritic's critic review score list for it conveniently shows which media outlets should be boycotted, just look at the names of the mainstream media outlets which gave this movie a positive score. Then you'll know which left-wing media outlets to never read or support again.
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