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

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Dog Day Afternoon Reviews

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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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.

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April 27, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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One of Sidney Lumet's best jobs of directing and one of Al Pacino's best performances (as a bisexual bank robber) come together in a populist thriller with lots of New York juice

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April 27, 2009

TIME Magazine
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[Pacino] gives an electric performance, charged with a lunatic energy that expertly captures the weird blend of confidence and self-deprecation (if not hatred) that marks the paranoid syndrome.

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August 24, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Dog Day Afternoon is, in the whole as well as the parts, filmmaking at its best.

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August 24, 2008

Time Out
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The film's strength lies in its depiction of surfaces, lacking the visual or intellectual imagination to go beyond its shrewd social and psychological observations and its moments of absurdist humour.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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It's beautifully acted by performers who appear to have grown up on the city's sidewalks in the heat and hopelessness of an endless midsummer.

May 9, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Lumet is exploring the clichés, not just using them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
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