Tag Archives: Sidney Lumet

Serpico Review

Honesty is the best policy

The film begins at a blistering pace and, despite unconventionally revealing the conclusion within the first moments, it remains entirely engrossing throughout. After a brisk start, the pace slows to a comfortable steadiness typical of the director and commonplace for a biographical film. Continue reading Serpico Review

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Dog Day Afternoon Review

When it rains the rain falls down

Sidney Lumet is the master of the single location narrative and with the aid of screenwriter Frank Pierson he is able to capture the same intensity, suspense, characterisation and intoxicating dialogue of his earlier classic 12 Angry Men. Continue reading Dog Day Afternoon Review