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.
Well made but glorification of monsters
By Fletch F. Fletch
Historically inaccurate and a glorification of murderers and thieves that didn’t just take on the “system” and the rich, but victimized regular and poor folks as well. It also slanders a legendary lawman effectively turning him into the villain. The reality is the retired Texas Ranger that hunted them down spent his life taking down murderers for hire and the Klan, saving African Americans from being lynched. Here he’s portrayed as a petty vengeful man humiliated by Bonnie and Clyde in a completely fictional moment.
As for the film on its own merits the leads are charismatic but often are broad bordering on camp and caricature. The violence was pretty shocking for the era and remains potent. Period detail is textured and realistic.
What it boils down to is whether you enjoy rooting for doomed lovers with penchant for murder, kidnapping and robbery in a celebrated film that makes a point to make them sympathetic.
This movie is a masterpiece, every aspect of it shines
We rob banks
Didn't realize until the recent Oscars that it was the fiftieth anniversary of this classic. Of course, they're gonna be remembered for the resultant snafu.
Love At First Heist
The amazing story of 2 romantic con-artists. Well written, shot, and acted!
if your into history such as bonnie and clyde and other gangsters this an ok movie. if your looking for historical accuracy this movie is not even close!
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!
By Bonnie+Clyde Fangirl
I love this movie so much! I'm so glad I can download it! They never show it on TV anymore. Faye and Warren make an adorable couple. :)
Fay Donaway was great. Warren Bette was his usual over acting self. I can't think of one good movie that guy has done.
By No Nose
This movie is awesome. One of my top five all time favorites for sure. It's so much more dynamic than just a shoot 'em up action movie. And on a more superficial level... Faye Dunaway's outfits are so good!
Bonnie and Clyde
By How Cute
Bonnie and Clyde are the cutest and hottest couple around!
A Classic, For Sure.
By Kurt L Hanson
Lesson for the young folk, if so inclined.
This movie came out at the same time I also watched The Great Train Robbery. I'm not even into my teenage years. The contrast between the two criminal frames of mind. One group has an objective and plans their actions so that no one should get hurt in the process. They take pride in the fact that no one should, if at all possible, get hurt while they take possession of the gold bars. The other group never learned to simply care; never learned the sense of satisfaction and self-worth that comes from planning a task and a job well done. The parallels to everyday life can be made for what ails US these days. Sloppy vs. Quality, and throw the psychology books in the dumpsters and install a sense to simply CARE! "I don't care!" Well, learn to care, young man, 'cause things don't boil down simpler than that." Enough said.