Serpico (1973)

Sidney Lumet directs Al Pacino, Tony Roberts and John Randolph in this true story of a New York undercover cop who resists the systemic corruption within every department he is assigned.

I’ve always found this a little dull, overly dated and repetitive. A crime ‘classic’ that hasn’t matured well. Pacino gives a strangely unattractive lead performance, though that may well be down to the quirks of the real life figure’s personality. Some of those fashion though…? Compelling on location footage of Seventies New York.


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