Like a practice run for Lumet's Prince of the City, this deals with police corruption in New York: Pacino's idealism and odd-style dress alienate him from his fellow cops, who take bribes left, right and centre. But whereas the later film built up an impressively complex series of narrative strands and psychological motivations, this is far more one-dimensional, and is so laxly structured that its rambling story seems to last longer than the (almost) three-hour Prince of the City. Another problem, these days, is Pacino's characterisation; he seems at times more like a misplaced hippy than a plainclothes cop.
Sound Source Dolby Digital 5.1
Special Features Trailer - Original Theatrical Trailer / Featurettes - 1. Serpico: from reel to reel. 2. Inside Serpico. 3. Favourite moments. / Stills Gallery
Main Language English