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Serpico (1973)



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4.5 out of 10 Gritty 70s drama. pacino a star turn in this
Eoghan from Dublin, 17 Jan 2011
Liked it. gritty hard edged, pacy engaging and smart. anything based on a true story has an advantage over pure fiction, gives its immediate gravitas. Supposedly the first time pacino showed what an exceptional acting talent he was,(bit young to be able to vouch for that). It explores a number of interesting themes - a man struggling with a class divide, loyalty vs morality, politcal intrigue, power and corruption at the top of public organisations. its old,('73), but i think its good, v. g
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4 out of 10 Stands the Test of Time
Liam from Kilkenny, 20 Oct 2010
While I felt Al Pacino might not be the best choice for the part and I found him a little unconvincing (my wife disagreed but she's a big Pachine fan whereas I'm not). Notwithstanding, the film is very well put together and holds the attention quite well. A good all round movie well worth seing.
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4 out of 10 70s Grit
Conor from Louth, 29 Mar 2011
Pacino is excellent as the fashionable cop, going against the grain of an entirely corrupt police force. His frustration deepens with every turn for help and descends into fury as the cops on the take alienate him at the precinct.
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4.5 out of 10 Good
Sarah from Dublin, 29 Sep 2008
good stuff, Pacino as a young man. very talented actor. This film is a bit sad and some might think it's a bit slow moving but it's a great classic old film.
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4 out of 10 the original version of 'American Gangster'
John A from Dublin, 21 Mar 2008
Well-made, comical, good acting as usual from Pacino. Worth a watch, if anything just to oogle the car's, clothes and atmosphere of 1970's NY!
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Shot on location on New York's energetic and crime-filled streets, Sidney Lumet's SERPICO, based on Peter Maas's book, is a rousing portrait of courage in the face of insidious corruption, initiating a motif that Lumet would continue to mine in PRINCE OF THE CITY. Al Pacino is forcefully real as Frank Serpico, an independent young recruit entering the police force in the late 1960s, fulfilling a childhood dream. The good old boys of the NYPD lose no time in initiating the...

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