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SerpicoFrank Serpico (Al Pacino) is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. It's why many of his fellow officers considered him the most dangerous man alive!
Actors of "Serpico"
Characters of "Serpico"
Directors of "Serpico"Sidney LumetBirthdate: 25 June 1924, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Creators of "Serpico"Peter MaasBirthdate: 27 June 1929, New York City, New York, USAWaldo SaltBirthdate: 18 October 1914, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Critic Reviews of "Serpico"TIME MagazineJuly 26, 2011
Wonderful potential, and wasted. Serpico has some brutal surface flash and an acetylene performance by Al Pacino in the title role, but its energy is used to dodge all the questions it should have raised and answered.VarietyApril 09, 2008
Sidney Lumet's direction adeptly combines gritty action and thought-provoking comment.Chicago ReaderMarch 01, 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.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Another problem, these days, is Pacino's characterisation; he seems at times more like a misplaced hippy than a plainclothes cop.Village VoiceAugust 03, 2004
Lumet's biopic of Frank Serpico, the virtuous cop who exposed a network of graft in the NYPD, feels depressingly relevant.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
A remarkable record of one man's rebellion against the sort of sleaziness and second-rateness that has affected so much American life, from the ingredients of its hamburgers to the ethics of its civil servants and politicians.ColeSmithey.comDecember 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.Stream on DemandMarch 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 dramasCombustible CelluloidMarch 06, 2009
Lumet and screenwriters Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler can't do anything but skim rapidly over the surface of their tale.EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 09, 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.Empire MagazineApril 09, 2008
Al Pacino delivers a powerful performance in this compelling biopic of a cop and a city's police force.Film4April 09, 2008
Memorable, thought-provoking and courageous.
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