‘Frank Serpico’ documentary pulls you in to the NYC underground


The iconic cop refused handouts from the NYPD, and was almost killed because of it.

The following article, written by Owen Gleiberman, appears on Variety. 

Frank Serpico” is a finely etched and fascinating documentary. Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio, it’s a portrait of the legendary Brooklyn-born Italian-American cop who blew the whistle on New York police corruption in the late ’60s and early ’70s — and, of course, it’s a movie you can hardly watch without comparing it to “Serpico,” the 1973 Sidney Lumet drama, starring Al Pacino in the title role, that became a classic of New Hollywood street grit and moral urgency.

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