Bonnie and Clyde Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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').
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TIME Magazine
August 22, 2008
Like Bonnie and Clyde themselves, the film rides off in all directions and ends up full of holes.
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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.
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Dave Kaufman
Variety
July 2, 2007
This inconsistency of direction is the most obvious fault of Bonnie and Clyde, which has some good ingredients, although they are not meshed together well.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
With its weird landscape of dusty, derelict towns and verdant highways, stunningly shot by Burnett Guffey in muted tones of green and gold, it has the true quality of folk legend.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cutups in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 1, 2003
It should readily be apparent that there is something special about the production, with its brash, vivid style, indelible performances by movie icons, and bold mixture of violence and comedy, romance and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
When I saw it, I had been a film critic for less than six months, and it was the first masterpiece I had seen on the job. I felt an exhilaration beyond describing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4