ayad’s review published on Letterboxd:
the loudest, wildest and most entertaining heist i have ever seen. sidney lumet tells a special story with excellent dialogue i’m not sure how he was able to mix tension and comedy and high stakes into one giant melting pot of a movie. al pacino ties it all together in an iconic performance at first i laughed at all his shenanigans but near the end he almost brought me to tears with his intense dedication to this wacky role. the only thing crazier than the movie itself is that this whole thing actually happened just imagine watching this unfold live on television, insane stuff.