Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon ★★★★★

A refreshingly humanist heist movie, more interested in the characters involved than the caper itself, with so many perfect little moments that I can't even begin to name them all. The best parts of the movie are the push and pull of the characters inside the bank interacting with the crowd outside, as Lumet is able to convincingly portray the excitement and madness of large groups that turns into a feedback loop.