The Seven Five Reviews

August 13, 2015
It's an absorbing study of group dysfunction.
May 21, 2015
Like watching a car crash, with all the elegance implied.
May 14, 2015
It would be hard to imagine a more entertaining corrupt-cop documentary than "The Seven Five," a slick and fascinating portrait of disgraced New York policeman Michael Dowd.
May 11, 2015
It's a story you have to hear, from the guys who lived it and may never live it down.
May 8, 2015
I think people like Russell add to the toxicity, thickening the wall that separates cops from the citizens they're tasked to protect. But maybe we need someone as plainly amoral to make a documentary as good as The Seven Five ...
May 8, 2015
This kind of story has been told endlessly in dramatic movies and TV shows, but rarely has a film offered characters like these telling their own stories.
May 7, 2015
"The Seven Five" has been called "the cop version of 'GoodFellas,' " which may explain why Sony has plans to produce a fictional remake. Here's hoping that version uses a better moral compass.
May 7, 2015
Clearly told and well-edited ...
May 7, 2015
An engrossing, if never entirely fulfilling, viewing experience.
May 6, 2015
"The Seven Five" is cruelly funny, roguishly charming, as cool and crazed and tough as the big bad city itself.
January 2, 2015
Perhaps the most amazing aspect of Dowd's confession -- and Russell's documentary -- is the total ease with which Dowd reconciles his twin careers as all-out gangster and dedicated cop.
November 11, 2014
It's familiar and infuriating - but enthralling.