Lists: Drama, Biopic, Crime / Heist, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "Serpico is a 1973 American biopic directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. It's based on Peter Maas' biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the force. The film and its principals were nominated for numerous awards, and together with Scarecrow, which was released the same year, it marked the big breakthrough for Al Pacino. The film was also a commercial success."

Overall Ranking: 122 (Rank from 1973: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Devitt100
Morgan On Media97(full review)
David Baruffi88
Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)

People Involved

  • Al Pacino (Officer Frank Serpico)
  • John Randolph Jones (Chief Sidney Green)
  • Jack Kehoe (Tom Keough)
  • Biff McGuire (Capt. Insp. McClain)
  • Barbara Eda-Young (Laurie)
  • Cornelia Sharpe (Leslie Lane)
  • Sidney Lumet (Director)