Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studio's second-highest grosser. It also caused major controversy by redefining violence in cinema and casting its criminal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker

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.

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TIME Magazine

Like Bonnie and Clyde themselves, the film rides off in all directions and ends up full of holes.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] a seamless balancing act. Equal parts true-crime exposť, dysfunctional love story, and Depression-era think piece, the picture underscores American police departments' longstanding proclivity for short cuts to justice, i.e. murder.

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Pauline Kael
New Yorker

Bonnie and Clyde is the most excitingly American American movie since The Manchurian Candidate. The audience is alive to it.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's by far the least controlled of Penn's films... but the pieces work wonderfully well, propelled by what was then a very original acting style.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

After nearly a half century, the film's influence is still overwhelming and obvious.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Considered New Hollywood's moment of arrival, tipping square critic Bosley Crowther into retirement (The New York Times, they were a-changin').

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Dave Kaufman
Variety

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Goes overboard in its homage to a vicious team of bank robbers and killers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Cookman
Heavy on the French New Wave influences, this surprisingly modern film showcases a compelling, dysfunctional romance amidst a decent amount of generic, albeit… More
Alex roy
Bonnie and Clyde is one of the great American classics. This is a near perfect film, but it lacks somewhat in its authenticity. The film however boasts a strong… More
Melvin White
Clyde Barrow: This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.† "They're young. They're in love. They rob banks."… More
Jennifer Xu
Words cannot describe how much I love this movie. The scenes between Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway crackle with electricity. Glamorous x 1000. I want to BE one… More
xGary Xx
Telling the story of notorious armed robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, this Oscar nominated script was actually offered to both Truffaut and Godard, but… More
Letitia Lew
I decided to watch this after a WB Studios tour of the lots on which it was filmed and listening to tales of Warren Beatty's badassery. The movie did not… More

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