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Pride (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.

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PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. 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 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. (C) CBS

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Cast

Dominic West
as Jonathan
Abram Rooney
as Young Guy
Jim McManus
as Old Man
Roger Morlidge
as Wardrobe Master
Dean Ashton
as Young Man
Adam Ewan
as Lecturer
Josh Rochford
as Drag Queen
Lisa Palfrey
as Maureen
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Critic Reviews for Pride

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (61)

Pride is as heart-warming as it is a rousing call for radical resistance and solidarity between oppressed groups.

August 17, 2021 | Full Review…

By focusing on the miner strike storyline - which was a huge national story when it happened - the film creates a more authentic environment in which to tell those other stories of the lesbian and gay diaspora.

August 12, 2021 | Full Review…
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Even the most cynical viewer will find it hard not to get goosebumps as the unlikely allies pull off a rousing rendition of "Solidarity Forever."

January 21, 2021 | Full Review…

Small moments of thoughtless homophobia and union-bashing stick in the craw, successfully engendering empathy across apparently wide distances.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

In its total inspirational sweep, it earns comparison to the movement it chronicles - as an organized, well-calculated piece of political theater.

January 5, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

January 5, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pride

Thirty years after the events depicted, Pride is an inspiring film about the importance of solidarity and courage to fight for justice in our world. Full review on filmotrope. com

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Great feel-good movie celebrating solidarity and tolerance. The set-up in the 80s feels authentic, thanks to the fitting soundtrack and costumes. The great acting, especially by Bill Nighy, who has some of the best scenes, makes it enjoyable and very entertaining to follow the characters through their ups and downs. While the second half has a few more serious tones than the first, it also makes the film much more interesting and the mix always works.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

A group of gay activists organize a protest in support of Welsh miners who have been victimized by Margaret Thatcher's policies. It's hard to make a heart-warming movie. With too many positive scenes a film can flounder for conflict and fail to progress. But Pride manages to be thoroughly heart-warming and keep moving. The film progresses from intra-group interpersonal conflicts, which are funny and occasionally moving, to inter-group awkwardness, which are just as funny. The film's serious moments don't ward off its charm, and the cast is equally accomplished throughout. Overall, this is an excellent, uplifting film.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

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