This brilliant new Netflix documentary is being compared to Goodfellas
Corrupt cops, drug deals and brilliant dialogue. You really need to see this hidden gem.
If a film is going to be compared to Martin Scorsese's masterpiece, it better be good. Damn good.
Thankfully, a new documentary that's available on Netflix, The Seven Five, is just that; it's an absolutely remarkable story. How does a decent cop go from protecting the peace to being one of the most feared gangsters in the five boroughs?
Tiller Russell's documentary tells the story of Michael Dowd, more commonly known as 'the dirtiest cop in New York City history'. In the 1980s, Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. He also headed a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs, ultimately resulting in the city’s biggest ever corruption scandal. In this explosive true crime saga, Dowd tells all as he relives his days as a mobster with a badge.
In their review of the film, The New York Post absolutely loved the "priceless dialogue, the bitter ironies, the magnificently skeevy cast of characters and even the overall structure that make “The Seven Five” “Goodfellas” in blue. Director Tiller Russell, a disciple of Martin Scorsese right down to the freeze-frames and the Rolling Stones music, lands knockout interviews."
Empire also remarked on its similarity with Goodfellas when they described The Seven Five as a "siren-flash of a film, charged up in the edit like a true-crime Goodfellas."
Take a look at the trailer.
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People are already addicted to this tale of corruption, drugs and crime .
Trust us, it's definitely worth your time.
The Seven Five, might be the best documentary I've ever watched.
— Croc Lesnar (@RichImports) February 6, 2017
Netflix recommendation - The Seven Five ...Brilliant documentary about corruption in the NYTPD in the 80's
— John McCarney (@Glasgowbud1965) February 8, 2017
Am 25 minutes into a documentary on Netflix called 'The Seven Five', about NYPD corruption in 80s. Get on it - class.
— Cian (@CianByNature) February 9, 2017
— Gerry (@Gerrykeogh2002) February 7, 2017