• R, 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Classics
  • Directed By:
    Sidney Lumet
    In Theaters:
    Sep 21, 1975 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 16, 1997

Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Enjoyable and even exciting at the start, Dog Day Afternoon degenerates into frustration and tedium toward nightfall -- an experience no less painful for the audience than for the actors.

April 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (49)
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Max the Movie Kid

Max Chittock

The audience? Are you nuts?

Jun 1 - 11:16 AM


Virgil Noman

This is a parody review correct?

Jun 25 - 10:53 PM

Gory Donnaccelli

Gary Shannon

your wrong

Jul 3 - 12:52 PM

William J.

William Johnsten


Jul 3 - 05:15 PM

Eliud R.

Eliud Rodriguez

you look like a girl you tool.

Jul 14 - 12:01 PM

Joseph Geraci

Joseph Geraci

i thought that it was a girl until i read you comment and cave the thumbnail pic and name closer inspection, LMAO.

Jun 21 - 11:23 AM


Tri Cynical

i did the same thing... Haha

Jun 27 - 04:53 AM

Will Holloway

Will Holloway

Same here!

Oct 1 - 03:49 AM


Brian Priestley

Wow first Taxi Driver now this? These critics just want to be different . . . wrong, but different. God forbid someone comes along to wreck The Godfather

Oct 19 - 04:58 PM


Robert Stottlemyer

Kehr looks like a lesbian.

Nov 7 - 10:50 AM


Dan B

Let me get this right... you gave Dog Day Afternoon a rotten, but gave Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Clockstoppers, The Animal, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Snow Day, and Spy Kids 3D a fresh?

You have lost all credibility. I respect difference in opinion, but I don't understand your taste at all...

Dec 21 - 05:07 AM



All of the above commenters are trolls.

Feb 3 - 11:45 PM


Dig Bick

especially you!

Mar 27 - 05:07 PM

The Stunner

Tiago Paulo

the comments here are so unbearably stupid!

Feb 12 - 05:24 PM

Gerald Mohr

gerald Mohr

Especially yours!

Feb 17 - 05:59 PM


Marco La Manno

"I'm rubber you're glue," got old in 3rd grade, son.

Jun 8 - 06:48 PM


Dig Bick

dont you get it? bashing people is fun!

Mar 8 - 09:03 AM


Ray Cook

Change your picture... Though I like most of your reviews; this one compelled me to finally speak my mind. No matter how far I zoom in on my iPhone you still look like a woman with a bad stylist.

Mar 31 - 11:54 PM


Ray Cook

Oh except for every gawdamn one Daniel above talked about... Wow didn't know you bashed "taxi driver"... Woooh you've got no fans left, and please with the picture you must've changed the mostrousity by now:(

Apr 1 - 12:00 AM


Kenneth W.

This guy again?

Jul 6 - 05:19 PM

Loco Ono

Yo-Yo A Daydreamer

I can't believe your paid to chat s**t!

Sep 1 - 10:29 AM

Harry May

Harry May

Attica! Dave Kehr! Attica!

Jan 10 - 12:59 PM

Sarfaraz Abbasi

Sarfaraz Abbasi

What is wrong with you man!

Mar 21 - 12:35 AM


Xori .

This is the age of the troll critics!

and this bitch wants a Hollywood ending for this masterpiece!!

Jun 1 - 06:23 PM

Andrew I.

Andrew Imrie

And Dave Kehr shits down his leg again...

Jun 27 - 09:39 AM

Michael Faulkner

Michael Faulkner

To Dave...The more reviews I read of your's the more i cant help thinking you are to fucking old to review films like this.
I'm 27 by the way.

Jul 30 - 06:17 PM

Count Chocula

Tony V

Dave Kehr left The Chicago Reader in 1986. These are OLD blurbs. He was fairly young when this was written.

Oct 4 - 10:48 AM


Zach Caruso

You're just pissed no one would rob a bank to pay for your sex-change operation, prick.

Sep 17 - 04:30 AM


victor lopez

This ugly girl must be out of his mind, I never felt frustrated, on the contrary, I felt I watched a true masterpiece when the film ended.

Oct 23 - 07:03 AM

Shane Scala

Shane Scala

I don't understand why people are so mean to Dave Kehr. It's his or her opinion (I can't tell if it is a boy or girl), but my opinion is that this movie is so amazing in oh so many ways. Al Pacino is so good. His acting is great, when he twitches, when he talks, when he screams "Attica". It is perfect. Great movie. It is unbelieveable.

Nov 17 - 04:52 PM

Rob Schoenthaler

Rob Schoenthaler

The main reason is because the man just tries to be contrarian to every film considered a classic, unlike, say, Roger Ebert, who has posted negative reviews of some classics but tends to actually attempt to justify his criticism and usually notes that the film may go towards others' tastes. Kehr on the other hand just does one paragraph blurbs that consist of absolute nonsense and will find any excuse to trash a popular film.

May 21 - 04:04 AM


Jesse Hornick

Well said. Ebert will at least admit that others might enjoy a film he is reviewing...

Jul 6 - 06:52 PM

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