Laura’s review published on Letterboxd:
Letterboxd tells me Al Pacino is my most watched actor so far and it just makes me happy because he’s probably my favourite of all time. He’s also probably the first actor I actually “noticed” when I got really into movies. In Serpico, he elevates a good movie into something else entirely, his performance carries this film and his presence is so strong it’s impossible not to have your eyes glued to him whenever he’s on screen—the other actors just dissolve into the background. He can express so much with his eyes and with his body language. Really, now, who should I fight with about the criminal under- and misuse of this man over the past two decades? Is it his agents? Is it the man himself? It’s easier to just blame Hollywood so that’s what I’ll do: dammit Hollywood I miss my man Al being in good movies, please help a girl out! I can’t live off of the same movies and the pictures of him I have glued to my wardrobe ever since I was 14 forever!
P.S.: Al Pacino’s looks in this movie—weird 70s outfit and absurd amount of (facial) hair included—are the reason I will never find a man good enough for me. So thanks for that!
P.P.S.: Happy 78th, Al!