Dog Day Afternoon
Docudrama | In English | 125 minutes
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
- Metacritic Score: 86
- Academy Awards: Winner, Best Original Screenplay (Frank Pierson); Nominated, Best Picture; Best Director (Sidney Lumet); Best Actor (Al Pacino); Best Supporting Actor (Chris Sarandon)
- British Academy Film Awards: Best Actor (Al Pacino)
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Winner, Best Film; Best Director (Sidney Lumet); Best Actor (Al Pacino)
- National Board of Review Awards: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
- The film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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In DOG DAY AFTERNOON a complex relationship grows among the criminals, the victims, the police, and the press. Knowing they’re on TV, hostages comb their hair and killers say the things they’ve learned on the evening news. But Lumet’s film is also a study of a fascinating character: Sonny, the bank robber who takes charge, played by Al Pacino as a compulsive and most complex man. He becomes one of the most interesting modern movie characters.
DOG DAY AFTERNOON is Sidney Lumet’s most accurate, most flamboyant New York movie. DOG DAY AFTERNOON is a melodrama, based on fact, about a disastrously ill-planned Brooklyn bank robbery, and 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.
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