Part of 1973
Al Pacino delivers a dynamic performance as an honest New York cop, whose unshakable integrity puts his life in jeopardy in a department full of corrupt officers. From uniformed patrolman to undercover officer, Serpico was moved from precinct to precinct in an effort to keep him safe from his fellow cops.
“In 1973,after the disenchanted, psychotic cops of THE FRENCH CONNECTION and DIRTY HARRY, Al Pacino's Frank Serpico came as a paradoxical change of pace…. The ultimate development of the all-cops-are-bent theme that understandably proliferated in the counterculture-dominated, post-Watergate 1970s.” —Kim Newman, Empire Magazine “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. As compelling as the factual events it's based on.” —David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor “A virtuoso performance by Al Pacino and some expert location work by Sidney Lumet add up to a tour de force genre piece (1973) that transcends the supercop conventions….” —Don Druker, Chicago Reader