Netflix’s New Documentary ‘The Seven Five’ Is A Real Life Version Of ‘Goodfellas’
‘Goodfellas’ is widely regarded as Martin Scorsese’s best movie and arguably one of the greatest movies of all time full stop. And it’s praise that is richly deserved: the gangster epic truly is a classic in every sense of the word.
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There’s probably never going to be another movie like it again, but the next best thing is here in the form of Netflix’s new documentary ‘The Seven Five’. It tells the story of Mike Dowd – the most corrupt cop in police history.
In the 1980s, Dowd patrolled the streets of one of the meanest districts in Brooklyn whilst simultaneously heading up a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs. Eventually he was exposed in the biggest ever corruption scandal in New York’s history.
Down tells all in the documentary, directed by Tiller Russell who shoots the whole thing like it’s actually a movie in the style of Scorsese, which only serves to add to the already compelling storyline. Many other key players from the time period are also interviewed, making it a well rounded look into the time period. Just watch the trailer:
Yep, cancel your plans for the weekend it’s out and order takeaway – you’re watching this instead.
For more gangsters, check out this absolutely sick British short movie called ‘The Fly’. Nice warm up for ‘The Seven Five’.