Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star in this groundbreaking crime drama in the true story of the titular bank robbers, who became infamous due to their crime spree in the 1930s.
Along with The Graduate in the same year, the film became the starting point for the American New Wave, and still feels daring and innovative. Taking inspiration from European cinema, writers David Newman and Robert Benton craft an engrossing story of crime, violence and celebrity, managing to balance action with developed, interesting characters.
Beatty and Dunaway are very likeable in the lead roles, and along with a great supporting cast really help to make the film. It can be seen to romanticise the characters, but is arguably just showing events from their point of view, the excitement and lightness of the earlier scenes slowing becoming darker and bleaker.
Overall, an iconic and entertaining story that is both influential and still able to shock today.