Serpico: The Hero as Freak – Review by Pauline Kael

2018-09-07T09:23:46+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

What could be a more appropriate subject for a 1973 movie than the ordeal of Frank Serpico, the New York City policeman who became a pariah in the Department because he wouldn’t take bribes? Serpico, whose incorruptibility alienates him from his fellow-officers and turns him into a messianic hippie freak, is a perfect modern-movie hero.