Rent Serpico (1973)

3.8 of 5 from 160 ratings
2h 5min
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Synopsis:
A plainclothes street patrolman, Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) might be the best cop in New York, but he's unwilling to play dirty and give into the police corruption surrounding drugs, violence, and kickbacks that his colleagues indulge in every day. When he decides to expose those around him, Frank finds himself a target - not just to the city's criminals, but to his own peers.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Martin Bregman
Writers:
Peter Maas, Waldo Salt
Others:
Norman Wexler, Mikis Theodorakis
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/12/2002
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 'Serpico: From Real to Reel' featurette
  • Inside 'Serpico' featurette
  • 'Serpico' favourite moments
  • Photo gallery
  • Commentary by Sidney Lumet
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/02/2014
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Three Video Documentaries: Serpico: From Real to Reel; Inside Serpico; and Serpico: Favorite Moments
  • Photo Gallery with an Audio Commentary by Director Sidney Lumet
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Serpico

Fine performance from Pacino - Serpico review by RP

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22/01/2012

Based on the real life story of Frank Serpico who exposed corruption in the New York police department, Al Pacino plays the central character with an outstanding performance. It's a long film and Pacino is rarely off screen and plays the part with commitment, as if he had immersed himself in the character. It's fairly slow moving, so if you're looking for a shoot-em-up cop movie then you'll have to look elsewhere. But if you want to see an intense performance and a film very much of its time, then watch this. The clothes, hairstyles, attitudes, smoking, parties etc are very much of the 1960s / early 1970s and perhaps we have since become inured to tales of police corruption, but at the time it was quite an unusual subject. While rooted very much in that period it still rings true today. Recommended – 4/5 stars.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Early Al Pacino - Serpico review by JD

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03/09/2013

More a period/political drama than a thriller. This is Al Pacino in a light I have never seen before. An versatile and deeply disturbed performance which is utterly captivating. He looks very youthful of course and quite different. He has since been type-cast but in this early role he is outstanding. As a real life drama it also has a politically historical importance.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Very dated - Serpico review by BE

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23/07/2018

Far too long with repetitive scenarios. I'm an ardent Pacino fan and glad to say he has now materialised into a more versatile and accomplished actor rather than the actor displayed in this movie. Lost interest and abandoned three quarters of the way through.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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