Dog Day Afternoon
When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn to finance Leon's sex-change operation, things quickly go wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank, and a hostage situation develops.
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Salt Lake City Weekly
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.Read in Source
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 juiceRead in Source
New York Times
May 09, 2005 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.Read in Source
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.Read in Source
May 30, 2011 As much as it is about a deeply troubled individual, "Dog Day Afternoon" is about a shift toward exploitation in the American media via live television.Read in Source
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.Read in Source
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.Read in Source
August 24, 2008 Dog Day Afternoon is, in the whole as well as the parts, filmmaking at its best.Read in Source
April 11, 2011 Strong performances and forward-thinking situations make this political thriller an exceptionally vibrant experience.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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