Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

DVD - 2006
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The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Two-disc special ed., widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780790793047
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Oct 13, 2020

Two stars.
I am a fan of Al Pacino and have been enjoying his early films, but I have to say I don't understand the hype surrounding this film. The performances from Pacino and Cazale are of course superior (I am amazed at how much Cazale accomplishes with so little...barely any expression), but I kept asking myself why this film was made. It seemed like a fairly commonplace, unremarkable event in its category. Why did the crowds rally around these two somewhat unintelligent men? As a film, it felt meandering and redundant. If you want a better example of an early Pacino film, try Serpico or of course the legendary Godfather I and II, both of which feature an unusually understated Pacino.

Apr 20, 2020

Believe it or not, based on a true story. But for once, changes are modest, and for clarification and condensation, not to impose a message on the natural tragedy and comedy. The actors, including Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Al Pacino, and especially John Cazale, have never been better. In my opinion, Sidney Lumet's best film.

Dec 21, 2019

Directed by Sidney Lumet in 1975, this American crime docudrama depicts a similar robbery of a Brooklyn bank by John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale on August 22, 1972.
You would get gripped at the edge of your seat from the beggining to the end.
Superb are the performances of the cast.
Shocking, amazing and funny, yet serious and thought-provoking!

Feb 18, 2019

If Sidney Lumet at first looked like he was going to specialize in bringing work from other dramatic media--the stage, TV--to the screen, he turned to adapting high-quality novels and stories with The Pawnbroker (1964) and thereafter drew about equally from stage and prose fiction. Dog Day Afternoon is the second adaptation of nonfictional works he made and one of his best movies that I've seen. Just about every element of it would be hard to improve, but for all its excellences, it's characters aren't interesting enough to support its two-hours-plus length. The first hour is the better one, with lots of boffo black-comedy laughs, but after those, as things get seriouser and seriouser, having to admit that the antihero played so commandingly by Al Pacino (perhaps my favorite American actor of his generation) is really just a sadsack--grandiose and appealing, but still--makes one long for the end title. I'll be damned, however, if I could see any obviously cuttable scenes in the movie. --Ray Olson

Sep 26, 2018

Pretty Good movie...I recommend it if you like exciting movies....and have
are a film critique since it is a fairly good plot and fairly good acting...and actors and parts.

May 21, 2018

. . . and the organized version of a bank robbery is 'Inside Man'.

Nov 03, 2017

Some of the dark humor, interaction with the hostages and characterization in this movie made it really good. Very little violence, but tense. I liked the story a lot.

May 16, 2017

I love this movie with Al Pacino for his Intensity and tension of a robbery bank goes wrong. Very good movie in my opinion.

Jun 13, 2016

Outstanding performances by Al Pacino and John Cazale in this fraught hostage/ bank hold up picture.

Jun 11, 2016

made me look up Sidney Lumet and place holds on a few more of his films. and this is a great story ; a man moved by love rage and frustration to commit a desperate act and see it through to the end. he doesn't give up on that nor the people in his life. unfortunately his wife and mother are hysterical dopes in this telling, but poignant that he married the same kind of woman as his mother.

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May 13, 2020

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