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Bonnie and Clyde Reviews

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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-
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.
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.
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
May 12, 2006
Dated in some ways, still shocking and powerful in others.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
October 1, 2005
You'll never root for the bad guys more than you will here.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
March 9, 2004
A film of enormous aesthetic and historical importance. American filmmaking turned a corner with its release, and it can never now turn back.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 1, 2003
Memorable and breathtaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2003
The film set new standards for screen violence but it alternated its scenes of mayhem with lyrical interludes and jaunty slapstick sequences accompanied by spirited banjo music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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
April 23, 2003
Some scenes are violent even by today's standards. Robbing during the depression is highly glamourized, especially with the youthful good looks of Beatty and Dunaway.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 22, 2003
Not as revolutionary as it once was, the film still packs a punch.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2003
The question is whether it adds up to anything truthful, or evokes disquiet by crudely trying to con us into emotional reactions that do not make much sense.
March 10, 2003
So definitive in so many ways, Bonnie and Clyde has become a 20th-century touchstone.
November 7, 2002
This film is worthy of the attention of anyone who's interested in classic American cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2002
For good or bad, movies were never the same again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2002
Not as good as it once seemed, but a landmark film
| Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2002
The bloody, baroque godfather of post-modern American cinema. One of the ten greatest films ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
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