Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Average Rating: 8.1/10
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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 10
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Average Rating: 3.8/5
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Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studio's second-highest grosser. It also caused major controversy by redefining violence in cinema and casting its criminal protagonists as sympathetic anti-heroes. Based loosely on the true exploits of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker during the 30s, the film begins as Clyde (Beatty) tries to steal the car of Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway)'s mother. Bonnie is excited by Clyde's outlaw
Aug 13, 1967 Wide
May 5, 2008
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
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Michael J. Pollard
J.J. Lemmon Jr.
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Bonnie and Clyde don't really know that killing kills. The film does -- unlike the run of movies about violence now, which mostly know that killing sells.
Bonnie and Clyde is the most excitingly American American movie since The Manchurian Candidate. The audience is alive to it.
Considered New Hollywood's moment of arrival, tipping square critic Bosley Crowther into retirement (The New York Times, they were a-changin').
It's by far the least controlled of Penn's films... but the pieces work wonderfully well, propelled by what was then a very original acting style.
After nearly a half century, the film's influence is still overwhelming and obvious.
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty deliver pitch perfect performances as Bonnie and Clyde, with characterisations that are layered and engaging. Beatty's bravado is infectious, and Dunaway's abandon is life affirming - if doomed.
Those returning to Bonnie and Clyde with this well-deserved special edition could well be shocked by how, well, shocking it is.
Stylistically, Arthur Penn's crime epic doesn't do anything that hadn't already been seen in any number of runty, skuzzy teen epics, all of which firmly established the paragons of good (i.e. "The Law") as being the new antagonists.
A bona fide landmark in American film, Bonnie and Clyde stands the test of time the same way its protagonists did: by breaking all the rules. [Blu-Ray]
In spite of the technological advances of film in the modern age, the blood soaked finale remains one of the most extraordinarily shot closers ever filmed...
Modern crime classic directed by Arthur Penn w/Beatty, Dunaway
Funny and violent, knowing and chilling, this is the template that no lovers-on-the-lam movies has ever bettered.
Proof that the 1960s ended with a bang. For many, the film of the decade.
...whizzes by in a compact 111 minutes, while carrying an image of people and places that is hard to forget.
Arguably the most influential (but not best) film of the late 60s, Arthur Penn's saga changed the course of American cinema, particularly in the controversial areas of sex and violence and the link between them.
Audience Reviews for Bonnie and Clyde
- Clyde Barrow: We rob banks.
- Eugene Grizzard: Step on it Velma!
- Clyde Barrow: the truck drivers come in to eat greasy burgers and they kid you and you kid them back, but they're stupid and dumb, boys with big tattoos all over 'em, and you don't like it... And they ask you for dates and sometimes you go... but you mostly don't, and all they ever try is to get into your pants whether you want to or not... and you go home and sit in your room and think, when and how will I ever get away from this?... And now you know.
- Bonnie Parker: [Bonnie to Buck and Blanche] Why don't y'all go back to your *own* cabin, if you want to play with C.W.
- Clyde Barrow: Hell, you might just be the best damn girl in Texas.
- Clyde Barrow: [about Bonnie's poem] You know what you done there? You told my story, you told my whole story right there, right there. One time, I told you I was gonna make you somebody. That's what you done for me. You made me somebody they're gonna remember.
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