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Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are the legendary Depression-era bandits and lovers in this landmark film that won two Academy Awards and triggered a revolution in screen violence. (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. So definitive in so many ways, Bonnie and Clyde has become a 20th-century touchstone.
  2. 100
    There is something special about the production, with its brash, vivid style, indelible performances by movie icons, and bold mixture of violence and comedy, romance and tragedy.
  3. 100
    Bonnie and Clyde is a milestone in the history of American movies, a work of truth and brilliance. It is also pitilessly cruel, filled with sympathy, nauseating, funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful.
  4. 90
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    58
    Penn's film oozes an intellectual's fashionable contempt for the characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Bosley Crowther
    40
    It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cutups in "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 2, 2011
    8
    Really violent but a good movie. I have to say I really thought the end was done well. You know, the part where they finally catch up with Bonnie and Clyde. Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2012
    8
    I still love it now as much as i have loved it before. It is pretty unique in its genre. I can't wait to watch it again so I will be renting it tomorrow. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favour...go and watch it...I am sure you are going to enjoy it! Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    Boasting some brilliant performances across the board, "Bonnie And Clyde" challenges audiences with shocking imagery, enduring pathos, and some truly iconic onscreen relationships. Expand
  4. Aug 8, 2012
    8
    A great movie with great acting based off the real bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, that shows that a life of a criminal is no life at all. A movie worth seeing. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2013
    8
    All the way back in 1967, not all directors had the balls to make movies like these: violent, raw, and realistic. It wasn't until after this movie that ratings and thematic material in movies became apparent. So technically, this movie is one of the first of its kind. Bravo. Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2010
    6
    Man tries to steal car, woman catches him, flirt, do a robbery, do some more, become infamous, Uncle Jesse comes after them.
    I believe this
    was quite controversial at the time due to the violence although it doesn't seem too bad now (The ending however is still brutal).
    Faye Dunaway is sexier than sexy & Gene Hackman as convincing as ever.
    I did sympathise with Bonnie in that I found Blanche annoying as hell.
    Also the cinematography ranges from very good to awful.
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