Its graphic violence and exploration of societal taboos made “Bonnie and Clyde” one of the most controversial but also most influential movies of its time. Together with films like “The Graduate” and “Easy Rider”, it paved the way for the New Hollywood movement of the 70s, and this fact alone makes it as must-see for movie buffs.
“Bonnie and Clyde” lives from the charm, charisma, and outstanding chemistry of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the eponymous iconic criminal couple. They make the film. They both have engaging character arcs and while the film doesn´t glamourizes their actions, you still feel for them. The supporting cast is great, as well, especially Gene Hackman is a scene stealer.
Other highlights of the film include the stunning cinematography, great sets, exciting action, fantastic pacing, surprisingly tender and romantic moments, and the legendary ending scene.
All in all, “Bonnie and Clyde” is a fun ride from beginning to end.