John Maffeo’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m sure all the golden aspects of this classic have been covered 100 times so I’ll shed on light on what I found particularly interesting from my own viewing experience:
- The opening montage of city life with what I assume is guerrilla filmmaking for a documentary feel, really immersed me before we’re thrusted into the thick of tension.
- Pacino was more relatable and vulnerable in than I expected. A bank robber of the people, I say!
- John Cazale was such a talent at conveying an abundance of information through small delicate facial changes.
- As a banker, details of procedure were very accurate even if this took place decades ago.
- A hostage pizza party with Pacino must be some party.