• Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon

Release Date: August 29th, 1975

R |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Cast: Al Pacino , John Cazale , James Broderick , Charles Durning

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Biography , Crime , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures,Artists Entertainment Complex,Roadshow Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90

    For all of its social, political and cinematic significance, Dog Day Afternoon is a terrifically entertaining and emotionally devastating film to boot. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The film's tone is extraordinarily flexible, holding within the same reality elements of the absurd, the ridiculous and the comic while sustaining a sense of tension and dread throughout. This is, of course, one of the classic Pacino roles - he's so appealing - but don't overlook the late John Cazale as his accomplice, who gives us a character who's stupid and scared, troubled and dangerous, and disturbingly inscrutable. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Lumet is exploring the clichés, not just using them. And he has a good feel for the big-city crowd that's quickly drawn to the action. show more

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