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: August 13, 1967
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Richard Gilman
The New Republic

A hybrid, an ambivalence, an alternation of achievements and collapses, an attempt to have both ways something not clearly enough seen in either.

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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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Alberto Abuín

'Bonnie and Clyde' moves between comedy and drama, making an energetic portrait of an America sunk in the depression, made in another vital period, in which the cinema changed to forced marches. [Full review in Spanish]

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John Mahoney
Hollywood Reporter

[A] film ... destined to be among the year's most discussed, honored and profitable.

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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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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] a seamless balancing act. Equal parts true-crime exposé, 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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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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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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