Sidney Lumet

Biography: Born into a family of actors, Sidney Lumet was a well-known child player on the stage (and in one film), but had dropped out of acting by the end of World War II. He got into television in its earliest days, and, after a short time as an assistant director (to Yul Brynner, amongst others), became phenomenally busy in live drama. He was, by the mid-1950s, amongst the most renowned television directors in the world, and he made quite a splash with his first movie, "Twelve Angry Men". He directed several plays on Broadway, too (using TV directors in the theatre was a fashion of the 50s), but, with the advent of the 60s, he was concentrating on cinema. He was prolific in this medium for forty years, but returned to television at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Famous for his avoidance of Hollywood (it was not until 1986 that he made his first and only film there), he has been married four times and is the author of a book called "Making Movies".

Sidney Lumet's Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 69
Highest Metascore: 96 12 Angry Men
Lowest Metascore: 26 Gloria
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
66 By Sidney Lumet Oct 7, 2016 Himself tbd
84 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Oct 26, 2007 Director / Director 7.3
65 Find Me Guilty Mar 17, 2006 Director / Written By 7.5
55 Finding Eleazar Sep 16, 2005 Himself tbd
87 Serpico (re-release) Aug 6, 2004 Director 8.7
26 Gloria Jan 22, 1999 Director 5.3
58 Night Falls on Manhattan May 16, 1997 Director / Director / Screenplay / Screenplay tbd
67 Running on Empty Sep 9, 1988 Director tbd
77 The Verdict Dec 17, 1982 Director tbd
54 Deathtrap Mar 19, 1982 Director 6.6
88 Network Nov 14, 1976 Director 8.7
86 Dog Day Afternoon Dec 25, 1975 Director 8.9
63 Murder on the Orient Express Nov 24, 1974 Director 7.1
96 12 Angry Men Apr 1, 1957 Director 9.4