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      Bonnie and Clyde

      R Now Playing 1 hr. 51 min. Crime Drama TRAILER for Bonnie and Clyde: Trailer 1 List
      90% 69 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Small-time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner's daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang--hapless driver C.W. (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's suave older brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's flibbertigibbet wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons) --could destroy them all. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      A paradigm-shifting classic of American cinema, Bonnie and Clyde packs a punch whose power continues to reverberate through thrillers decades later.

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      Alec C The couple makes crime seem like a real romance! Bonnie Parker meets the rebellious Clyde Barrow and soon the two form a gang of outlaws that rob banks during the Great Depression, unfortunately with the law still hot on their tale. A love story mixed in with true crime makes this an unforgettable story about the two lovers who made up the most legendary thieving duo on the silver screen! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Jeff M A friend and I were discussing recently what it is about certain movies that make them feel "timeless" - i.e. relevant and sustainable whether you watch them on opening weekend or 50 years later. I don't think there's a particular answer to that - certain films just have "it". This is one of those films that have "it" - I'm watching this masterful motion picture for the first time over 50 years after its release and I'm as interested, thrilled and moved as if it was released yesterday. This has been hailed as one of the most important landmark films of recent cinema history, and it is an amazing piece of work. I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to watch it because I think it will join my list of imminently rewatchable movies. Watching Beatty and Dunaway here you realize immediately you're witnessing performances that are as legendary as the characters they're portraying. Interestingly enough, Estelle Parsons is the only member of the cast who won an Oscar, and hers is probably the most divisive performance in the film, as it could be interpreted as shrill and over the top. More than almost any other movie I've seen, this motion picture realizes the fact that there are no perfectly heroic heroes and no perfectly villainous villains - we're all somewhere in the middle. We all know where the story is heading, but that doesn't lessen the impact of the final moment between Bonnie and Clyde, which is absolutely devastating and filmed perfectly. I get goosebumps thinking about it as I write this. Every few years, I review my list of all-time favorite movies. This movie may very well force me to make some revisions. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Rich S Despite the color film, the movie really has the feel of the wind-blown dust-bowl days of Depression-era America. Arthur Penn does an excellent job telling the story about a few people who had a gang that killed people. The deaths of the main characters are even romanticized and that is often looked at as a flaw of the movie. But if you go back and read old newspaper clippings from that era, the movie did a great job of matching the mood of the general public during the days of Bonnie & Clyde. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review Blu B All Time Classic. The music is really good but a little weird also being a banjo for most of it and can feel more comedic than action or drama oriented. The rest is pretty near flawless save for Blanche who is annoying. Faye Dunway is amazing and the best thing in this with the beauty of a Femme Fatale. This moves at a fast pace and never lets up with its franticness. While the gang isn't ncessarily likeable, there utterly fasinating in how they became folk heroes and glorified during a terrible time and is as much a bio pic as a case study into how someone can fall into a lifestyle like this. What also is unique is the amount of dark humor that is all over in this that quite funny. The shootouts are intense and frantic and super memorable. Everyone should give this a try once. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/30/23 Full Review Adam E Released in 1967, Bonnie And Clyde tells the true story of Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway), the infamous criminal duo from the 1930's whose often deadly robberies led to a fierce manhunt and their eventual demise. There was something groundbreaking about a film like Bonnie And Clyde being released in the 60's as it was a far more complex and powerful film than audiences, though mostly critics, were perhaps ready for. Instead of painting the criminals as simply two dimensional bad guys, the film showed them to be young, naive and very much human so their death, though it was a long time coming, was surprisingly heartbreaking. These were not simple villains, these were anti-heroes: a couple in love looking for a better life in the worst, most destructive way possible. The film wisely never excuses nor glorifies Bonnie and Clyde's despicable actions, it simply approaches their story with the goal of making the folly of their journey something that makes sense rather than lazily judging a couple of dead bank robbers. Why would two young people with the future ahead of them do something so very clearly wrong, and so obviously destined for tragedy? This is the question the movie tries to answer and it does so in a subtle, clever way through Beatty and Dunaway's quietly masterful performances, key character moments (Clyde's impotence, Bonnie saying goodbye to her mother) and an honestly painted rural setting during the Great Depression when the idea of a couple of people going around robbing banks might've felt empowering to some. It should be said that the supporting cast, which includes the reliably excellent Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons, who won an Academy Award for her performance, is just as expertly chosen and convincing as the leads. Bonnie And Clyde takes a few leaps away from real life events to flesh out all these characters and, even though everyone knows what the ending will be going in, seeing the gang finally get taken down, in such a cold and violent way makes for what is still a very powerful sequence. You would think this was a film from the 1970's as it takes quite a few chances that big movies at that time didn't really dare take (the scenes focusing on the main characters' sex life, their cruel and graphic demise, for example). Bonnie And Clyde was definitely a milestone and ahead of its time. To this day it remains a poignant, beautifully crafted film which is easy to get lost in and hard to forget.​ Instant classic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/16/23 Full Review Rene H More like a Netflix movie with expensive sets. Warren Beatty grinning and smirking is not acting to me. Other performances were good except Parsons screaming too much. The real Blanche was a gorgeous woman. The running theme of Clyde's impotence was icky. What it should have been was two outlaws having hot monkey sex all the time. The Denver Pyle scene did not add that much. It never happened. Regional accents were dropped on occasion with director too lazy to reshoot. The sets were excellent and added much to the story. Cinematography was good but did we really need to see Denver Pyle facial closeups, acne scars and all. The music was someone plugging in a tape of blue grass music which did not match the gravity of the story. How about some ballads and an orchestra? Slow motion shoot up at the end was gimmicky. "Cool Hand Luke" is what Southern gothic should look like. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wendy Ide Times (UK) Depression-era America is a dust bowl of photogenic desperation; the savagery of Bonnie and Clyde’s crime spree is only slightly disarmed by the gallows humour of the screenplay. Jan 2, 2024 Full Review Adam Nayman The Ringer If it's possible for a film's ending to feel at once ambiguous and definitive, Bonnie and Clyde leaves the viewer feeling torn apart without necessarily knowing why. Its mix of lyricism, brutality, and ambivalence... Apr 29, 2020 Full Review Tom Milne Sight & Sound A few years ago, Truffaut, Godard and the Nouvelle Vague stole the gangster film from America and gave it new blood. Now Penn has taken it back home where it belongs, and in so doing has found a match for his temperament. Mar 18, 2020 Full Review Sean Burns WBUR’s Arts & Culture Blew the doors open for depictions of violence in American cinema with a spasm of bloody, orgiastic beauty. Some say the movies have never recovered. Jul 23, 2023 Full Review Zita Short InSession Film Even if it isn’t the crème de la crème of New Hollywood classics, it is still captivating as a showcase for a thrillingly original character. Feb 2, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies While the supporting cast is great, the cinematography is amazing, and the bluegrass score sets a perfect tone, it’s the two leads who anchor the film. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Small-time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner's daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang--hapless driver C.W. (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's suave older brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's flibbertigibbet wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons) --could destroy them all.
      Director
      Arthur Penn
      Screenwriter
      David Newman, Robert Benton, Robert Towne
      Distributor
      Warner Bros., Warner Home Vídeo
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers
      Rating
      R (Violence)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 13, 1967, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 15, 2008
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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