Bonnie and Clyde - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bonnie and Clyde Reviews

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Richard Gilman
The New Republic
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.
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Dave Kaufman
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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.
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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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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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John Mahoney
Hollywood Reporter
August 14, 2015
[A] film ... destined to be among the year's most discussed, honored and profitable.
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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.
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
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
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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
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James Berardinelli
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 20, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Moira Sullivan
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
James Rocchi
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
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Shocking, violent, extremely entertaining.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
Victoria Alexander
October 1, 2003
Memorable and breathtaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
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
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