Serpico (1973) – Movie Review
We started with the Cruising in the last post and I think it is a good idea to continue with Al Pacino movies further. Serpico is the best example of underrated movie of 70’s. This excellent melodrama movie is about a new New York cop Francesco Vincent Serpico played by Al Pacino who doesn’t want to admire the corruption inside his police department and tries to play a “fair cop game”
Serpico stands like a white crow among the others, do not taking the “severance pays” from the street “friends” and his bribed colleagues. Acting like a fair and honest cop he realizes that the whole department, the whole corrupted system goes against him, squeezing and smashing him psychlogically and eventually even physically.
This is a story about how the gray reality wants to change the man, how the corrupted and rusted regime tries to make from an honest and diligent man the cogwheel, the “passer” with no principles. This movie about a small man with the great heart and persistence.
Serpico is a great movie, it is an already classic and there is no need to criticize or describe it anymore. It’s like a Godfather of it’s genre – simple and genius, nothing to add nothing to take. Just buy this movie whatever it cost and enjoy the journey to the last Hollywood’s golden age of 70’s.
So, like said one of Serpico’s mates approaching at the bed with the sleeping cop on it:
[blockquote_message]Drop your cocks and grab your sucks!… Serpico. 1973