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Serpico Reviews

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March 6, 2009
Lumet and screenwriters Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler can't do anything but skim rapidly over the surface of their tale.
July 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.
June 24, 2006
Another problem, these days, is Pacino's characterisation; he seems at times more like a misplaced hippy than a plainclothes cop.
December 7, 2002
Lumet has an underdog agenda he won't unfetter too much, not with male politics and certainly not with an abundance of technique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 17, 2019
The lead role has gone, quite correctly, to Al Pacino, who does very well by it.
December 24, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2004
Pacino is a tiny terror.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 22, 2005
One of the best films of our time, and our grandkids' time. "Serpico" is pure Pacino, powerful as hell.
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2003
An uneven film about a real life N.Y. cop who fought corruption. Al Pacino's passionate performace makes it worth watching.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2002
The first classic police corruption movie
| Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 9, 2008
Sidney Lumet's direction adeptly combines gritty action and thought-provoking comment.
April 9, 2008
Memorable, thought-provoking and courageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2002
There hasn't been any better film in this genre
| Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2004
A true story about an honest NYC police officer dealing with police corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 16, 2008
Exibindo segurança e intensa presença cênica, Pacino demonstra inteligência ao criar um imenso contraste entre a futura angústia de Serpico e a maneira irreverente e jovial com que este surge nas cenas logo após formar-se como agente da Lei.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 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 dramas
March 26, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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