Thomasine and Bushrod Reviews
"Thomasine and Bushrod" was intended as the African American counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde, the difference being that the story in this case is utterly fictional. Max Julien who plays Bushrod also wrote and co-produced the film. It has been sorted under the blaxploitation genre because of its racial themes and predominately African-American cast, but in a way itīs a western and love story about doomed souls on the wrong side of the law trying to get by in a society that keeps pushing them down. Itīs also a saga about will powered and strong minded African-Americans breaking free from their oppressers and living the life they want and in the process object to the white capitalist society by stealing from them and giving to people that are less fortunate. Yes, it is slightly campy both in dialogue and storyline at times, and the acting from particularly Max Julien is maybe not top notch. While Vonetta McGee is pure magic to watch. Beautiful and talented. You can clearly see inspiration not only from Arthur Pennīs "Bonnie and Clyde", but as well from George Roy Hillīs "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". "Thomasine & Bushrod" has a sort of uniqueness to it, but at the same time the biggest treat in the film is clearly Vonetta McGee as the storyline is somewhat weak and not fully engaging.