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Bonnie and Clyde

1967 American biographical neo-noir crime drama film directed by Arthur Penn Website

Approval Rate: 65%

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    Sun Mar 28 2010

    No argument with the "production",but hey-how far do you have to go with real-life characters-before you may as well call it 'Connie and The Detergent(rhymes with Clyde).Bryan Burrough,author of the excellent 'Public Enemies' (Dillinger),was in obvious pain for including them in the book because the movie put 'em on the map.

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    Sat May 24 2008

    A big movie from the late 60's that is still enjoyable today. Well crafted in every way. Over glamorizes the real crooks that the film is loosely based on. But hey, it was made in the rebellious 60's.

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    Fri Jan 04 2008

    Very good and deep movie with brilliant players. To be a gangster - is not a big fun.

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    Sun Nov 11 2007

    i like this movie not bad for a oldie

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    Wed Apr 04 2007

    Re-invented the crime drama and was the first movie that commented on the media's influence on crime.

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    Tue Jan 18 2005

    A nasty movie, and I mean that in a good way. Very well written, filmed and acted, particularly in the supporting cast. Cleans up the real-life Bonnie and Clyde, who were really small-time slack-jawed killers barely out of their teens, and with no more brains than a rabid raccoon, but that's a minor criticism of an otherwise excellent movie.

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    Mon May 10 2004

    Directed by Arthur Penn, Bonnie And Clyde (1967) was considered a new wave film at the time of its release and is considered a landmark film due to its use of sympathetic anti-heroes. For the uninitiated, the movie revolves around the adventures of dysfunctional couple Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) as they go on a crime spree. The supporting cast is impressive, including Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Denver Pyle. Portrayed as modern day Robin Hoods, Bonnie and Clyde appealed to the late 1960's counter-culture, notwithstanding the criticism from conservative mainstream press and critics. The movie is still studied in film schools for its long-term social influence and camera angles, for instance the closing shot from the point of view of the bullet-ridden vehicle. The bottom line is that Bonnie And Clyde remains relevant today and has aged well, even for a classic movie.

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    Sat Apr 03 2004

    Wonderful use of montage at the end. The director did a great job of making you side with these bad guys, a little controversial for violence, but I didn't think it was that bad, compared with today's violence in movies.

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    Mon Jun 23 2003

    Great movie. Still modern. Seems to encapsulate the appeal of love on the run with the wrong people, and of creating your own community. Like a modern Robin Hood. Again, sex (or the lack of it) plays an important, though subtle, part in this 60s flick. You find yourself rooting for them, but not totally, which is a brilliant manipulation on the part of the actors.

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    Fri Feb 22 2002

    For me this movie wins the "mixed feelings" award more than any other movie I know. I wish I could give it both a 1 and a 5 but since I can't, I'll have to compromise and give it a 3. Artistically it is a great movie. I love the performance of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. It holds my attention throughout. What I don't like is the message. It portrays rebels and murderers as loveable and sympathetic characters. The fact that it's so well done is part of the reason the bad message is so effective. One of the quintessential examples of the flawed way of thinking is when Clyde is holding up a bank at gunpoint. He asks a man who is holding money whether it is his money or the bank's. The man tells him it's his so Clyde tells him he can go ahead and keep it. Isn't that sweet? It's okay to commit crime as long as it's against the right people. Not to mention that the bank's money is really the people's money anyway, but that's another subject. It was a movie set in the 30s wi... Read more

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    Mon May 28 2001

    Excellent. Bonnie and Clyde is a movie set in the depression era where the two main characters, Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway), rob banks amdist the dreariness and despair of the 1930s. Wanting to escape her job as a waitress in a cafe, Bonnie teams up with Clyde and together they become a crime duo. Along the way, Clyde and Bonnie adds a gas bar attendant and Clyde's brother Buck and his wife Blanche to their crime team. Not really intending to harm or kill anyone, their crime spree takes a violent turn when they become wanted for murdering a bank clerk in a botched robbery. Bonnie and Clyde are then not only wanted robbers on the run but are wanted murderers as well. There's lots of shooting and I found the conlusion to be jolting and unexpected. Bonnie and Clyde is truly a classic as it gives viewers some insight into the desperation experienced by those who lived throughout the great depression and what some people were willing to do to escape it.