|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jack Kehoe, John Randolph, Kenneth McMillan, Biff McGuire, Al Pacino, M. Emmet Walsh, James Tolkan, Lewis J. Stadlen, Tony Roberts, Barbara Eda-Young, John Medici, Cornelia Sharpe|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Dec 2002|
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Gripping and InspiringBy The Christian Review from UK , 04 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Pacinos performance is excellent of this honest police officer who keeps on standing up for whats right. As a Christian I found his refusal to give in to the corruption around him a real inspiration. Its well made, and gripping. This is typical 70s cinema, bleak and slow in places, but its worth it. Has some interesting short featurettes too. This film contains adult content.
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TURNS THE SCREWBy Fenlandia (11 reviews) , 25 Mar 2013Watched again 40 years after I first saw it. Outshines most modern police dramas. Locations seedy, dialogue pared down, action only a scene away. Pacino first rate as an honest man teetering on the edge of despairing self-control. Sidney Lumet's direction faultless. Incidental music used sparingly, heightens tension and reality.
An inspiring true-life underdog story.By JimbobSquarePants (41 reviews) , 16 Mar 2013Always engaging and with another great Pacino performance, 'Serpico' is a must see. It is also shocking that this kind of corruption exists in institutions that we put our trust in, but there is also hope in the movie, that people like Frank Serpico can't be corrupted and will always fight for what's right.
Al Pacino in one of the finest roles Ive seen him inBy Bassman71 (696 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 28 May 2012Man joins NYPD, works way up to plain clothes, discovers corruption, gets deeper into role, uncovers more dodgy goings on, Department up in arms.
Al Pacino in one of the finest roles Ive seen him in rising through the ranks and changing his appearance over the course of the film and proving that he really was an incredible actor.
Obviously its dated (the outfits are quite spectacular) but the dialogue is good, its nicely shot and most of the action scenes are filmed well.
One thing that did make me laugh was John Sessions used Pacinos appearance in this when he went off the rails in Stella Street.
Serpico, or when Al Pacimo was matchlessBy cappsi67 (2 reviews) from Chelmsford Essex , 08 Sep 2010Hadn't seen this one for years, I think the last time was on TV, pre-satellite days.
Still loved it as much now as then. NY as portrayed as a violent, amoral toilet with the custodians of law & order possibly more corrupt & venal than the crooks. So OK, the moralising & storyline veers towards the melodramatic or just plain simplistic, but who really cares when the direction & the acting, particularly some solid support work, is as good as this?
One of those films that everyone who's read 'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls' likes to quote as being one of the key films of the 70's, and for once that is true - see it with Taxi Driver, Mean Streets & Dog Day Afternoon & see New York in the 70's - great place on film, but Christ you wouldn't want to live there!!!
Pacino rocks again!!!By Stuart Neill from CARDIFF, WALES , 28 Jun 2010This is quality and no mistake!
U will not be disappointed simple!
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