October 15, 2012

Dog Day Afternoon

From my Sidney Lumet marathon, part 4 of 8.

Dog Day Afternoon, 1975. Inept bank robbers end up taking hostages.

Directed by Sidney Lumet. Written by Frank Pierson, based on an article by P.F. Kluge & Thomas Moore. Starring Al Pacino.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 4/4 (Great)
Characters: 4/4 (Great)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 4/4 (Great)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 4/4 (Great)
Music: 4/4 (Great). There's no score, and no room for improvement there.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites, 4/4 5/4). Continuously intense, but also a lot of fun - a rare combination.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.8/4 3.9/4 (Great)

(update of a previous post - original is here)

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