All you need to know about "Pride and Glory," which stars Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich and Jon Voight as a family of cops, is contained within the first few scenes. Scene 1: We learn that Ray (Norton), his brother Francis Jr. (Emmerich) and their brother-in-law Jimmy (Farrell) all work for Dad, Francis Sr. (Voight), the chief of Manhattan detectives. Scenes 2 and 3: A drug bust goes terribly, suspiciously wrong, four officers including Jimmy's partner are killed in the line of duty, and Francis Sr. puts a reluctant Ray in charge of the investigation. When Ray picks up a queasy thread of evidence that will lead to no place good, however, Francis Sr. tries to persuade him to put the kibosh on it.
If the cop-assigned-to-probe-his-family premise doesn't give away pretty much everything that comes next, the great, gushing torrents of exposition emanating from the characters' mouths should do it. A plodding, formulaic police drama bathed in bluish light, "Pride and Glory" displays very little of either. And aside from the question of why Norton, Farrell and Emmerich signed on to star, there's very little mystery in it, either. From the moment the conflict is hinted at, the movie has only one place to go -- to the place where good cops are good and bad cops are bad and justice is meted out to those who need meting, though the innocent suffer as well.