Bonnie and Clyde - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bonnie and Clyde Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Top Critic
John Mahoney
Hollywood Reporter
August 14, 2015
[A] film ... destined to be among the year's most discussed, honored and profitable.
Cole Smithey
September 18, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] a seamless balancing act. Equal parts true-crime exposť, dysfunctional love story, and Depression-era think piece, the picture underscores American police departments' longstanding proclivity for short cuts to justice, i.e. murder.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 21, 2014
After nearly a half century, the film's influence is still overwhelming and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker
January 14, 2013
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.
Top Critic
Pauline Kael
New Yorker
August 30, 2012
Bonnie and Clyde is the most excitingly American American movie since The Manchurian Candidate. The audience is alive to it.
Top Critic
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 12, 2008
Considered New Hollywood's moment of arrival, tipping square critic Bosley Crowther into retirement (The New York Times, they were a-changin').
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 14, 2008
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.
Chris Barsanti
May 1, 2008
Those returning to Bonnie and Clyde with this well-deserved special edition could well be shocked by how, well, shocking it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 31, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 28, 2008
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]
| Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 25, 2008
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
March 22, 2008
Modern crime classic directed by Arthur Penn w/Beatty, Dunaway
| Original Score: 5/5
Jessica Mellor
Empire Magazine
March 17, 2008
Funny and violent, knowing and chilling, this is the template that no lovers-on-the-lam movies has ever bettered.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

March 17, 2008
Proof that the 1960s ended with a bang. For many, the film of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 14, 2008
...whizzes by in a compact 111 minutes, while carrying an image of people and places that is hard to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 15, 2008
Beatty's slo-mo rolling across the gravel, a muzzle flashing in his hand, is more real to us than Clyde slumped behind the wheel, dead before he realized he was ambushed
Full Review| Original Score: 92/100
Emanuel Levy
February 1, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 2, 2007
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.
Cole Smithey
October 22, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Freed from the production code that drove most of the old Warner Brothers gangster films of the 1930s and 40s, Arthur Penn gave Bonnie and Clyde a new kind of thrilling glee.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Page 1 of 3