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8.2
/10
8,556 Ratings

Dog Day Afternoon

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1975
Crime, Drama, LGBT+

Synopsis

Still the standard by which many New York movies are compared, this chronicles a bank robbery gone awry. As motivations are revealed, the robbery turns into a hostage situation and a media circus ensues. Based on a true story.

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Dog Day Afternoon Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1976 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1976 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1975 | Winner: Best Actor

Critics reviews

In DOG DAY AFTERNOON, Lumet exploited his theatrical background to electrifying effect, building consistent dramatic tension from the essential mise-en-scene of a few stark locations and ramped-up performances. AFTERNOON has been justly canonized for Al Pacino’s star turn, a product of genuine exhaustion and second-wind adrenaline; yet it’s only one of the bright sparks among a uniformly wired cast.
February 17, 2012
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