Bonnie & Clyde

BONNIE & CLYDE (18)
D: Arthur Penn
Warner Bros./Tatira-Hill (Warren Beatty)
USA 🇺🇸 1967
111 mins
 
Crime/Biopic
 
W: David Newman & Robert Benton
DP: Burnett Guffey
Ed: Dede Allen
Mus: Charles Strouse
PD: Dean Tavoularis
Cos: Theadora Van Runkle
 
Warren Beatty (Clyde Barrow), Faye Dunaway (Bonnie Parker), Michael J. Pollard (C. W. Moss), Gene Hackman (Buck Barrow), Estelle Parsons (Blanche), Denver Pyle (Frank Hamer), Dub Taylor (Ivan Moss), Gene Wilder (Eugene Grizzard)
 
A romanticised biopic of the most infamous and notorious criminal partnerships of the 20th century, almost glorifying the duo as Robin Hood-types and omits certain characteristics (Clyde's homosexual tendencies, for example) but keeps the bare bones of the pair and their gang's misdeeds reasonably faithful.
All the performances are excellent (Beatty, Dunaway & Pollard have rarely been better) and Arthur Penn inventively directs, mixing the styles of a 1930's crime picture with comic slapstick of the same era (but in a tasteful way).
Critically mailed on it's original release for gratuitous violence (pale in comparison to today's standard), the movie remains an important and influencial piece of American cinema.
8/10

Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty in Bonnie & Clyde
Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty in Bonnie & Clyde