Serpico Reviews

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December 10, 2010
"Serpico" is a candid and gritty police expose film that juxtaposes systematic police graft with the personal toll it takes on the man who attempts to blow the lid on the crooked activities that surround him.
March 29, 2010
... set the style of American crime dramas in the seventies with his gritty look at street-level law enforcement and realistic portrait of procedure and systemic failure and it established Lumet as a director of intelligent, gritty, modern crime dramas
August 9, 2008
Imbued with mythic and even religious dimensions, Al Pacino's resourceful, Oscar-nominated performance takes Lumet's quinessential 1970s New York film beyond the realm of a cop-corruption drama.
April 9, 2008
Al Pacino delivers a powerful performance in this compelling biopic of a cop and a city's police force.
April 9, 2008
Memorable, thought-provoking and courageous.
April 9, 2008
Sidney Lumet's direction adeptly combines gritty action and thought-provoking comment.
January 16, 2008
Exibindo segurana e intensa presena cnica, Pacino demonstra inteligncia ao criar um imenso contraste entre a futura angstia de Serpico e a maneira irreverente e jovial com que este surge nas cenas logo aps formar-se como agente da Lei.
July 28, 2007
an acting tour de force for Al Pacino
March 1, 2007
When all is said and done, Pacino is the riveting presence that makes the movie work and it is difficult to imagine any other actor in the part.
March 1, 2007
A virtuoso performance by Al Pacino and some expert location work by Sidney Lumet add up to a tour de force genre piece that transcends the supercop conventions to create a moving, engrossing portrait of Frank Serpico.
October 22, 2005
One of the best films of our time, and our grandkids' time. "Serpico" is pure Pacino, powerful as hell.
October 10, 2005
Fantastic.
August 24, 2004
Very much an Al Pacino vehicle, not that this is a bad thing.
August 5, 2004
A quintessential New York director made this quintessential New York movie in 1973, with Pacino at his best as an honest cop who turns on his crooked colleagues.
August 3, 2004
Lumet's biopic of Frank Serpico, the virtuous cop who exposed a network of graft in the NYPD, feels depressingly relevant.
May 31, 2004
Pacino is a tiny terror.
April 16, 2004
March 26, 2004
February 8, 2004
A true story about an honest NYC police officer dealing with police corruption.
July 7, 2003
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