Serpico 1973


Action / Biography / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 88%
IMDb Rating 7.7


Serpico is a cop in the 1960s-early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to work with Serpico, and he's in constant danger of being placed in life threatening positions by his "partners". Nothing seems to get done even when he goes to the highest of authorities. Despite the dangers he finds himself in, he still refuses to 'go with the flow', in the hope that one day, the truth will be known.

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Al Pacino as Serpico
F. Murray Abraham as Detective Partner
Judd Hirsch as Cop
M. Emmet Walsh as Gallagher
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Samuel-Shovel 9 / 10

An Underrated Gem

I've never seen the Godfather (I know, I'm a terrible person) so this is really the first movie where I've been absolutely blown away by the performance of Al Pacino; this one's definitely Oscar-worthy. The entirety of the Serpico character and his story had me fully engrossed through this film. It doesn't feel dated at all! The score, the acting, the effects, all wonderful.

And this is one of the few films that I've felt really captured the essence of a city in a certain time period absolutely perfectly. This was a dark time for NY and "Serpico" accurately reflects this through its grittiness.

I love Lumet's direction in this one; all the different shots and on-sight scenes really cause the viewer to feel fully absorbed into the story, almost as if he or she is really there with Serpico. I love the strategy of using his growing facial hair as a way of showing the passing of time.

I really can't say enough about this movie. Serpico is a fully-fleshed out protagonist that really makes the viewer sympathize with his plight in a corrupt society. This story feels oh too relevant over 40 years.

Reviewed by Uriah43 7 / 10

An Honest Cop Surrounded by Crime and Corruption

Upon graduating from the local police academy, "Frank Serpico" (Al Pacino) joins the New York Police Department with high hopes and ideals. Being new to the department he is determined to follow the rules and play it by the book. However, he soon learns that there are a different set of rules his fellow officers follow which aren't taught in the classroom. Although he doesn't like what he sees he chooses to concentrate on his personal life and career. However, as time goes by he realizes that he cannot ignore it any longer and attempts to change things by taking his suspicions to his superiors. But when things don't turn out like he plans he decides to take a drastic step that has severe repercussions for everyone involved. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this film contains a great deal of drama along with an outstanding performance by Al Pacino who was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award. Likewise, the fact that it was based on a true story makes it even more remarkable and I have rated it accordingly. Above average.

Reviewed by fairlesssam 8 / 10

Classic Al Pacino

This is based on the true story of Frank Serpico, a New York cop who was an honest man from a good Italian family. He couldn't bare the corruption in the police force and refused to become embroiled in it. It was so rife that it overwhelmed him and he wanted to do something to stop it. The rest of the force turned on him.

Al Pacino's performance in this film is impressive, when he is on screen he owns it. As an actor he is phenomenal, extremely strong and completely absorbed in his character. The rest of the cast are also superb, you feel as though you are living the frustration and conflict that Serpico went through. It is portrayed as agonizingly.

I have to admit that this is not my favorite movie (just down to the content) but in acting quality and deliverance it's excellent.

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