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Bonnie and Clyde
They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people.
Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as the New Hollywood.
We rob banks.
A glorious deluge of ultraviolence, Bonnie and Clyde was uproariously controversial at the time of its release for its undaunted depiction of savagery and depravity. The true story of one of the most notorious criminal duos in history is brought larger than life through two exquisite performances from Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Their whirlwind relationship, sparked in an instant and never once slowing down, tore all across the central United States as they found themselves on a constant quest for untold riches. Together with Clyde's brother Buck (played by a brilliant Gene Hackman in an early career role) and his wife, along with a hapless tagalong who barely receives any depth or development, they formed the…
Based on the true stories surrounding the famous gangster pair, Bonnie and Clyde tells the story of a young couple who began robbing little stores and eventually banks during the times of the Great Depression, with the help of C.W. Moss and Clyde's brother Buck and his wife Blanche, forming the 'mediatic' Barrow Gang.
Taking into account that Arthur Penn's story keeps a very regular tone and hardly progresses until the powerful finale - 'all we see' is a couple (and their gang) robbing banks during a couple of hours in order to escape from their boring lives - what makes his film so special and so remarkable? Historical importance aside, Bonnie and Clyde is a very charming and incomparably…
Bonnie and Clyde is a red-blooded masterwork. It is the epitome of high-class American cinema, where excess is fine art and absurdity is brilliant poetry. A high-octane attack on high-brow posturing, Bonnie and Clyde is a genuine work of art. It has served as the demented template for all future lovers on the lam stories. It is outrageously pleasurable and super violent, with an inspired sense of gory extravagance depicted in a lovingly unapologetic bias. Bonnie and Clyde is perfect filmmaking at its most meaningful and merry.
Bonnie and Clyde is a hypersexual treatise on young love and juvenile fantasy. It is wild, dangerous, and horny. Bonnie and Clyde is also a disturbed film with an emphasis on repressed and…
They say pictures don't lie, but the truth is they can lie as bad as anybody, including Clyde Barrow, who seduces Bonnie Parker with the promise of an exciting life full of sex, wealth, and danger (I guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad). That theme of unfulfilled promise runs deep - take a look at the hilarious sequence with Gene Wilder's Eugene and his girlfriend temporarily taking up with the gang, and the way it ends on a grim anti-punchline that only Bonnie, cursed by foresight, really understands.
The movie's commercial and generic promises ultimately DO get filled, though, with plenty of violent shootouts and chases, including the final one that gives the audience more than they could ever…
"They didn't start chasing us until you put on that getaway music!"
Wow. What a perfect opening sequence. Faye Dunaway sells her character in the first three minutes before even uttering a single line of dialogue.
Actually, the times when this film is at its strongest are the times when nobody says anything. The awkward love making sequence. ("I told you I'm not a lover boy.") C.W. at the wheel, the pair of injured lovers sleeping in the back seat. Mostly, Bonnie's quiet moments of discomfort and seething anger. She is the most interesting character in the film. Dare I say it, the film is more about Bonnie than it is about Bonnie and Clyde.
So many interesting characters walk in and out. At its peak, the Barrow Gang is seven people…
"They were the Bonnie and Clyde of their time. Their names were Bonnie and Clyde".
How do you make a good movie in this country without being jumped on? BONNIE AND CLYDE is the most excitingly American American movie since THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. The audience is alive to it. Our experience as we watch it has some connection with the way we reacted to movies in childhood: with how we came to love them and to feel they were ours – not an art that we learned over the years to appreciate but simply and immediately ours. When an American movie is contemporary in feeling, like this one, it makes a different kind of contact with an American audience from the kind that is made by European films, however contemporary. Yet any movie that is…
Fine performances and a decent first act don't fix an incoherently structured, tonally confused and abysmally paced feature, and "Bonnie and Clyde" fits that bill in my eyes.
Not the best New Hollywood had to offer, but certainly a great way to help start the movement.
WE ROB BANKS!!!!!!!!!! MARRY ME, BONNIE!!!!!!!
I could not stop laughing during the whole segment with Gene Wilder. Quite the comic relief amidst an otherwise dark film.
A romanticized account of the career and eventual downfall of the notorious bank robbing couple and their gang.
Fine performances from the ensemble cast with Faye Dunaway shining as the young woman who feels she has nothing to lose.
One of the most influential films of all time (Bonnie and Clyde is credited with being one of the films that helped shape the techniques and sensibilities of modern films), this was a film I obviously had to see.
As someone who has seen plenty of "retro" and modern films, I could see how this film would be controversial back in the day, although the climax, hailed at the time as the bloodies death scene ever, is pretty tame now.
Anyway, the film is fun, and the writers do their best to make the title characters somewhat likable, helped by actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. They had chemistry, that's for sure.
EDIT: Oh, and look for a guest appearance by Gene Wilder in his first ever film.