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Overall Rating
2.85

Awesome34.62%
Worth A Look: 0%
Average: 7.69%
Pretty Bad: 30.77%
Total Crap: 26.92%

2 reviews, 14 user ratings


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Price Of Glory
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Stiffer than fresh cardBORD."
1 stars

"Price of Glory" is boxing dreck in which father and son butt heads and makes ripples in the family. (For more this year, stay tuned to "Knockout" and "Girlfight." I'd mention "Play it to the Bone," but that one doesn't have a "family struggle.")

Unfortunately, the Latino community does not have much cinematic success, and junk like "Price of Glory" shows why that is, even though they don't deserve such travail. This is boring, uncompelling, overused material. The clichés are broadened by the superficial treatment of the story. There's no clear direction, and the writing amounts to canned-inspiration.

The acting is amateur --even Jimmy Smits goes on without one single shred of believability or validity. No talent, no sincerity. The acting and dialogue are phony and cardboard. The ugly, drabby cinematography is worse than being plain and is constantly intrusive, tripping it up. The whole thing trips itself up. And it all comes crashing down. Hard.

Final Verdict: F.

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User Comments

6/05/12 Carol Whoops, my criticism here is for another picture. Sorry! 3 stars
11/08/11 Carol So many F bombs,.ishown on a regular broadcast station, it'll look like a silent movie. 2 stars
9/30/10 PAUL SHORTT DULL, PLODDING DRAMA 2 stars
3/24/05 kyle carlos avila is an awesome director for making this movie.... 5 stars
3/24/05 amber kool 5 stars
3/24/05 amber great movie 5 stars
3/24/05 crytal the ppl that dont like it....dont care about it thats why....i love it,its familiar 5 stars
3/24/05 rayne this movie wasn't not boring.....its only interesting to people who love boxing 5 stars
3/24/05 lavalsheri this movie is so awesome 5 stars
3/24/05 lavencia cly love tha movie 5 stars
11/14/00 Ray yep, thats my uncle 5 stars
4/05/00 Louis watch me bring this film's rating down. mwahaha 1 stars
4/02/00 The Rock Nothing but cliches 3 stars
3/20/00 Raymond Gibson I loved the storyline. There was never a boring moment in the film. Awesome Carlos Avila! 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  31-Mar-2000 (PG-13)

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Directed by
  Carlos Avila

Written by
  Phil Berger

Cast
  Jimmy Smits
  Jon Seda
  Clifton Collins Jr.
  Maria Del Mar
  Ron Perlman
  Paul Rodriguez



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