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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Generally credited with being the first important New Hollywood film (there certainly were other prior films which were harbingers), this still has many traditional Hollywood trappings: Big Stars, shootouts and chase scenes. What made this different was the way dialogue was written and delivered, in a way that threw out all the conventions of what Hollywood acting was previously confined to.
As much as you may want to dislike Warren Beatty, you have to admit that this was a revolutionary film. The film it is most compared to was 'Doctor Dolittle' with Rex Harrison, which came out the same year, and which typified the old Hollywood that had lost touch with what the public wanted. Everything about it was different and anti-establishment. Two years later 'Easy Rider' would fulfill that promise.
I've always thought this was the most stylish film ever made, in my opinion (Breakfast at Tiffany's schmiffany). They were both so fashionable and unbelievably good looking. The film had great editing and an enjoyable script. This film would still be fresh and modern a decade to come.
Roger Ebert often said that Bonnie and Clyde was the best American film of 1967. Who am I to contradict him? In fact, after having seen it 3 or 4 times over the years, I must admit that at least one scene of the movie deserves to stay in the annals : the last scene with its particularly brilliant editing, a scene worthy of multiple viewings. Highly recommended.
Just an overall great film. There were apparently some disputes about the cinematography of the film which were eventually resolved and led to an Oscar, and I'm glad they were resolved because it was amazing. And Faye Dunaway as Bonnie was fantastic.
this movie got my respect not because of its ultra-violence (at that time) action,but for the humanisation of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.this movie succed in make me root for them,despite their unholy action along the way,great
Arthur Penn's charming eulogy to the 1930s infamous couple of bankrobbers it's a riveting and carefree mixture of tones, concluding in a mind-blowingly sad and violent incident. the chemistry between Beatty and Dunaway feels very real.