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7,278 Ratings

Bonnie and Clyde

Directed by Arthur Penn
United States, 1967
Biography, Crime, Drama


Loosely based on the exploits of depression-era lovers and bandits, Bonnie and Clyde. They fatefully meet when Clyde attempts to steal Bonnie’s mother’s car. Excited by his outlaw demeanor, she joins him on a crime spree that ends in one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history

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Bonnie and Clyde Directed by Arthur Penn

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1968 | 2 wins including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1968 | 8 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

In an American decade increasingly defined by the Pill and “Free Love,” here was a film in which the gorgeous heroine blatantly came onto her equally gorgeous boyfriend—it’s usually the other way around—and inspired only anxiety and embarrassment. This was a film that extended and perfected a lot of the games Alfred Hitchcock played with audience identification.
August 11, 2017
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Penn’s realization of the Bonnie and Clyde mythos—from a Lubitschian meet-cute to the bloody, balletic death scene—is at once judicious and grandiloquent, relishing as much in the real-world implications of their egregiously violent ways as it does in Warren Beatty’s id-laden mannerisms and Faye Dunaway’s whimsical sociopathy.
March 17, 2017
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Shocking even now, I’d say, in its comical-casual approach to sex and violence. Many scenes are slapstick punctuated by exploding squibs. The comedy of death. Beatty and Dunaway’s movie-star gorgeousness perfectly meshes with the Freudian psychologizing, culminating in two beautiful people peppered in abyssal bullet holes. They look like they’ve been riddled by the void.
August 02, 2015
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