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Bonnie and Clyde Reviews

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August 10, 2016
A hybrid, an ambivalence, an alternation of achievements and collapses, an attempt to have both ways something not clearly enough seen in either.
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.
July 25, 2010
Goes overboard in its homage to a vicious team of bank robbers and killers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
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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August 22, 2008
Like Bonnie and Clyde themselves, the film rides off in all directions and ends up full of holes.
March 13, 2017
'Bonnie and Clyde' moves between comedy and drama, making an energetic portrait of an America sunk in the depression, made in another vital period, in which the cinema changed to forced marches. [Full review in Spanish]
August 14, 2015
[A] film ... destined to be among the year's most discussed, honored and profitable.
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.
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
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 92/100
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
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
August 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
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
July 26, 2002
Shocking, violent, extremely entertaining.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
October 1, 2003
Memorable and breathtaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
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