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Year
1967
Runtime
111 min.
Director
Arthur Penn
Genres
Crime, Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
74,760
Checks
23,008
Favs
1,466
Dislikes
71
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Bonnie & Clyde starts with a nude woman (technically) and ends with a shoot-out that violently and relentlessly riddles two people with bullets. In 1967, that must have been a game changer for American cinema. So I completely accept its place in movie history, and can definitely see how it made Faye Dunaway a star. She's electric and more than a match for Warren Beatty's charming bank robber. But the buck stops there (sorry about the pun, which you'll get if you've seen it). In a film where the point of view is squarely with the bank robbers, or indeed, is born and dies with their relationship, I would have expected more insight. As is, these guys are criminals because 1) the Depression means money is scarce and banks are evil anyway and 2) they were bored. Once Bonnie and Clyde are in a relationship, or once someone has joined the gang, the motivations are understandable through the acting if nothing else, but it's those points of intersection, when someone actively makes the choice to become a criminal, that glossed over and feel completely unjustified. The film is the poorer for it, and the criminal escapades eventually become tedious. 3 years 3 months ago
  2. SkilledLunatic's avatar

    SkilledLunatic

    Disappointing. It's not a bad film by any means, but I was expecting better. It's very romanticized however, I knew that going in, so that wasn't a problem.
    The true Blanche Barrow said "That movie made me look like a screaming horse's ass" and indeed, this is true. I can't believe Estelle Parsons won an Oscar.
    In contrast, Warren Beaty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman and Gene Wilder were great imo.
    Still, I just felt the film didn't have anything different to offer. I would give it an 7/10, however recognizing it's influence in filmmaking, I will give it an 8/10.
    6 years 4 months ago
  3. jasminechang's avatar

    jasminechang

    The movie that marked the silver age of Hollywood, the one that changed the face of cinema. A film that inspired filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino. 9 years 5 months ago
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