Al Pacino stars in this bank robbery/kidnapping drama from legendary director Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Network).
Lumet perfectly captures the tension and stress of being in a hostage situation (I imagine) and this tension is palpable throughout.
All the many many plaudits this film has received are well deserved and Dog Day Afternoon still feels fresh and captivating forty years on. A more vulnerable and human Al Pac on show as well and Dog Day Afternoon is all the better for it. Vital viewing.
WON 1 OSCAR (SIX NOMINATIONS)
IMDB TOP 250 #220