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dog tired..from dancing on the oscar grave.
this..godfather..godfather part two..and serpico..and he gets the academy award for pretending to be a blind guy doing the tango..oh..don amechi..or however you spelled your last name..look what you caused.
Thunderous Five Stars !
- DON RILEY
The acting in this is finer and greater than the ensemble work in GLENGARY GLENROSS if that's possible ? Al Pacino should have been knighted its so pure, one of the finest creations of a New Yorker ever placed on film. This is 100% accurate. Charles Durning is so perfect he should be cast in bronze and people should be in tears admiring his bust. This is purely and magnificently a grand creation. The pacing is brilliant and the small roles are realistic and add a great deal to the entire piece. John Cazale as the brooding and quietly psychotic sideman finds a groove and makes it sing so well and so strongly, his character becomes unforgettable. Absolutely one of the finest films I've every seen and Al Pacino's best performance. He encompasses Brando, Olivier and indelibly marks himself as one film's greatest actors.
To the Dogs go the Spoils
The precision of nagotiative psychology & marksmanship in resolving this hostage situation was most impressive- isn't it too bad that the made for TV shootings & bombings of the last 40 years are not handled with the same expertise?
Dog Day Afternoon
- Michael Whitty
In August of 1972 near the end of the work day at a bank in Brooklyn there was a robbery but the robbers couldn't get out too fast and soon people outside started to wander what's going on and the cops came and there was a large crowd and TV and this lasted for a while...a long while. And it all happened to finance a sex-change operation. Director Sidney Lumet and star Al Pacino helped turn it into a hit movie than won an Oscar for its screenplay. "Dog Day Afternoon" had a mixture of comedy and drama with the crooks and those inside the bank having to endure each other for some hours. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.
Dog Day Afternoon
A compassionate, thrilling true-crime drama. Pacino, in a tour-de-force Oscar-nominated performance, and Cazale, in a Golden-Globe-nominated role, plot to rob a bank that turns into a media circus. Durning was nominated for a Golden Globe as the cop who tries to appease Pacino and Sarandon gives an Oscar-nominated performance as Pacino's husband and motivation for the robbery. The Oscar-winning story and Lumet's direction add intensity and humour to the plot. An overall excellent film about the media's infatuation with crime. I give it a 5/5.
Four stars for acting!
Al Pacino received his fourth Academy Award nomination in four consecutive years for this film and it is so easy to see why. He is superb in this role as Sonny and few people know this is the telling of a real life attempted bank robbery in New York just three years prior to this film. I loved seeing the great John Cazale as Pacino's co-star here. Under the direction of the fantastic Sidney Lumet, the stars excel in this film. Charles Durning as the detective who tries to negotiate with Sonny and Sal is also great. I've seen this film at least a dozen times since it was released and I am still always amazed at how good it really is. Do see this film! It is truly and essential!