Dog Day Afternoon Reviews

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January 8, 2018
On the other and substantial hand, most of those segments are very good. If the whole is less than the sum of the parts, if there really is no sum of the parts, those parts those parts are extraordinarily well made.
April 27, 2009
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
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
August 24, 2008
[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.
August 24, 2008
Dog Day Afternoon is, in the whole as well as the parts, filmmaking at its best.
January 26, 2006
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.
February 5, 2018
I was entertained but somewhat less than satisfied, and I hope I can say that and still convey the idea that I think well of the film.
January 2, 2016
Presents a remarkable collection of human beings behaving under stress.
October 19, 2015
[Dog Day Afternoon] speaks to a particular moment in an edgy early 1970s New York City -- a post-Stonewall city of people figuring out identities, and bubbling with anti-establishment anger and a nascent culture of exploitation media.
September 26, 2015
Al Pacino delivers what might be his best performance (certainly top two or three).
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