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Bonnie and Clyde Reviews

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April 1, 2009
Violent and bloody for the ending. Great performance from Blanche! She is hilarious. The story is quite entertaining. "We rob banks!" I can't help falling in love with the bad guys!
March 30, 2013
One of the greatest movies ever made, a milestone of American cinema detailing famous outlaws and their publicity from regular citizens. Broke the rules of violence shown on film (that stirred quite an amount of controversy in its day, and shocked audiences) but was raved by critics and now it's rightfully regarded as an American classic; many film buffs consider this to be the movie that was responsible for launching several careers. Estelle Parsons took home Best Supporting Actress Oscar although every performance is parallel. Burnett Guffey's audacious Cinematography also Won an Oscar for this masterpiece. Director Arthur Penn's best film. Don't miss this!
August 20, 2015
Bonnie and Clyde is a great crime drama.
August 9, 2015
Loved it, but hated glorifying these murderers.
½ July 13, 2015
It is said that the culture of my own country, does sometimes make heroes out of criminals (19th century bushrangers for example).

Apart from the violence, I had to ask myself, if I was being persuaded to feel sympathy for these characters? I do not know.
½ May 2, 2015
Good performances and cinematography with a style somewhat ahead of its time. This movie is more comedy and romance rather than drama and violence. Considered to be one of the greatest gangster films of all time. AAN 1001
June 6, 2012
One of the films credited with dismantling the Hayes Code, Bonnie and Clyde didn't just challenge the choking standards, it beat them up and took its lunch money. Journalists Robert Benton and David Newman mined Benton's childhood memories of hearing folk tales about the titular 1930s bank robbers and splayed it out into a tale that was condemned for glorifying vigilantism, sex and violence. Unschooled in three-act structures, Benton and Newman didn't worry about consistency of tone, preferring to emulate the mercurial mood of the French New Wave classics they idolized by writing a script that was funny, romantic, sad and violent all at once. Arthur Penn was entrusted with the reins, directing almost everyone to an Oscar nom and using camera methods that seem beyond the technical limits of the time. So, controversy AND quality? Why did this formula die?
½ May 27, 2015
A movie that has managed to become as iconic as the real life criminals it portrays. It is interesting to watch considering it was so "bold" and "controversial" when it was initially released. Tame by today's standards, the film is still solid. The movie star turns by Beatty and Dunaway feel false, but supporting cast is amazing -- particularly Estelle Parsons. And, the final scene remains surprisingly grim.
April 26, 2015
Best Love-Story ever made..
March 22, 2015
I adored this movie. This movie was so much fun to watch thanks to Beatty and Dunaway's amazing performances and career best performances. This was my favorite Gene Hackman performance as well. Estelle Parsons deservingly won her Oscar for this and it was a nice surprise to see Gene Wilder pop up. The directing, writing, sound design, costumes, and score were all wonderful and for being a 2 hour movie, it felt like it was 30 minutes that's how much fun it was watching it. This will no doubt be added to my favorite movies list (not sure the ranking yet) but as much as I loved In the Heat of the Night, this should have won Best Picture. It was so good I actually considered watching it again right then and there but it was like 2 am
½ March 6, 2015
The ending was far more graphic than "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. "
March 6, 2015
Another film that I am not convinced of the validity of its placement on the AFI's top 100 films. A decent film on a fascinatingly morbid topic, but it is a shame the Directors took such artistic licence with the film. An interesting depiction of the 'Public Enemy era' and the post-Depression USA, with an indication of the violence of the pair and their gang, but it would have been enhanced by being both more accurate and including some of the more dramatic events of their life on the run.
½ February 8, 2015
Saudades das narrativas hollywoodianas dos anos 1960-1970.
February 6, 2015
it simply arrests your heart!
February 1, 2015
A classic crime thriller.
December 28, 2014
When you hear those two names Bonnie and Clyde, you would probably think of them as bank robbers that shoots and kills their obstacles when you probably haven't heard their whole story. Arthur Penn delivered to share the story and had presented an insight of the outlaws' lives that were filled with surprised moments of rare lightheartedness than just constantly doing trouble but instead trying to live free while avoiding the pay up of their predictable fate that awaits the two. The story was well-performed by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the titular pair with Gene Hackman as the bonus treat when enjoying this nicely-followed biopic. On the ending note, the notable fate that'd done most of the job to give this a film a reputation based on how well it was executed and how it proved its matching power of the atmosphere.

The original "Bonnie and Clyde" feature may be violent and has strange behavior among its characters, but it was well-made on being typically mostly accurate while the performances and the cinematography expressed the story well while matching the power - an ability that most or some biopics possessed. It's a film with the winning materials that'll bring you the enjoyment you'll mostly appreciate if ignoring the violence and the strangeness would be helpful to have a satisfying experience than knowing the basic fact and fate. (B+)

(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
½ November 16, 2014
Moralmente questionável, serve como um retrato dos EUA nos anos 60 fazendo um filme dos anos 30.
November 13, 2014
Wholly satisfying and enjoyable movie going experience!
November 5, 2006
WOW.....WOW......WOW.....WOW....STUNNING.....BRILLIANT.....AMAZING....SAD.....BRILLIANT.....I HAVE JUST SEEN THIS MOVIE 4 THE 1ST TIME N THINK THAT THIS IS SUCH A FANTASTIC MOVIE 2 WATCH......its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie....I think that warren beatty, faye dunaway, Michael j pollard, gene Hackman, Estelle parsons, play good roles/parts throughout this move......I think that the director of this drama/action/adventure/classics movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this this is such a thrilling movie 2 watch.....

Bonnie and Clyde is considered a landmark film, and is regarded as one of the first films of the New Hollywood era, since it broke many cinematic taboos and was popular with the younger generation. For some members of the counterculture, the film was considered to be a "rallying cry." Its success prompted other filmmakers to be more open in presenting sex and violence in their films. The film's ending also became iconic as "one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history".

The film received Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons) and Best Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). It was among the first 100 films selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Cast notes

Actor Gene Wilder portrayed Eugene Grizzard, one of Bonnie and Clyde's hostages. His girlfriend Velma Davis was played by Evans Evans, who was the wife of film director John Frankenheimer.

The family gathering scene was filmed in Red Oak, Texas. Several local residents were watching the film being shot, when the filmmakers noticed Mabel Cavitt, a local school teacher, among the people gathered, who was then cast as Bonnie Parker's mother

The "Storage Jars" skit of episode 33 of Monty Python's Flying Circus features a brief still shot of Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow firing a Thompson submachine gun as he escapes from the Red Crown Tourist Court; the shot is accompanied by a jarring chord and an announcement by Eric Idle that "On tonight's programme, Mikos Antoniarkis, the Greek rebel leader who seized power in Athens this morning, tells us what he keeps in storage jars."

Some critics cite Joseph H. Lewis's Gun Crazy, a 1950 film noir about a bank-robbing couple (also based loosely on the real Bonnie and Clyde), as a major influence on this film.[citation needed] Forty years after its premiere, Bonnie and Clyde has been cited as a major influence for such disparate films as The Wild Bunch, The Godfather, The Departed, and Natural Born Killers. Bonnie and Clyde were also the subject of a popular 1967 French pop song performed by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. Some aspects of the Bollywood movie Bunty aur Babli are inspired by this movie.

man this is such a thrilling highly enjoyable classics movie 2 watch, it is such a sad movie 2 watch, as it is a real life story but it is such a fantastic classics movie 2 watch, its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......its got good car chases throughout this movie.....its got good fight scenes throughout this movie..... think that this is such a fantastic classics movie 2 watch, it is such a brilliant movie 2 watch, with a great cast throughout this is a fantastic movie 2 watch.....
½ October 26, 2014
It hasn't aged as well as other great films from the 20th century, but it still a unique film in its own right, and quite deserving of its acclaim. It would be naïve to assume that this was just an objectively historical film. Instead, this is a film from the perspective of Bonnie and Clyde, and for something like that, it's actually pretty good. It's a fine example of a movie that takes its time before culminating in a memorable conclusion. The performances were quite realistic, given the context of the film's setting. The film's leading couple make for a rather effective pair of performers, and they seem to suit the role like the clothes they wear. The other characters tend to fade in and out of the background, but there really aren't any bad performances. The film's overall style does give off a kind of corny hillbilly feel, but thankfully, it doesn't happen all the time, and by the end, the mood of the film is irreversibly different. It's impossible to expect a film about two criminals to go without violence, and this film delivers it sparingly, before the film's famously violent climax. To be honest, nothing's wrong with this movie, but it's not as good as some of the other films that have been considered "classics". That said, however, it's still enjoyable in its own way.
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