• 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.

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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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