Bonnie and Clyde

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This film didn't tell the truth about the real Clyde Barrow And Bonnie Parker. This bunch gunned down at least 16 people in cold blood. When it came out in 1967, it upset the victims family members so much they wrote a book that told what they were really like.

-Greg Bickford quote

Bonnie and Clyde: A good film that's a big lie!

by Greg Bickford on 12/27/1999

This film didn't tell the truth about the real Clyde Barrow And Bonnie Parker. This bunch gunned down at least 16 people in cold blood. When it came out in 1967, it upset the victims family members so much they wrote a book that told what they were really like. Read More

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Good action movie.

by jacob@ipa.net on 2/5/2003

I saw Bonnie and Clyde when if first came out in the theaters, it was exciting and bloody. Nice job for its time. Anyone that enjoys action movies will enjoy this. Read More

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Product Overview

A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40114240
UPC 085391727422
UPC 14 00085391727422
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Classic
Essential Cinema
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Lowlife
Murder
On-The-Road
On-The-Run
Recommended
Road To Ruin
Theatrical Release
Thieves
True Story
Editors Note
Note Based on the true-life exploits of notorious Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, BONNIE AND CLYDE is recognized as one of the most violent films to come out of mainstream Hollywood. Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) is bored with life and wants a change. She gets her chance when she meets a charming young drifter by the name of Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty). Clyde has dreams of a life of crime that will free him from the hardships of the Depression. The two fall in love and begin a crime spree that extends from Oklahoma to Texas. They rob small banks with skill and panache, soon becoming minor celebrities known across the country. People are proud to have been held up by Bonnie and Clyde; to their victims, the duo is doing what nobody else has the guts to do. To the law, the two are evil bank robbers who deserve to be gunned down where they stand. Beatty and Dunaway are marvelous as the young criminal lovers, delivering subtle and complete performances. Also excellent are Gene Hackman as Clyde's brother, Buck; Estelle Parsons as Buck's wife, Blanche; and the always enjoyable Michael J. Pollard as C.W. Moss. The film has made a large impact on American culture, expressing the mood of rebellion rampant in the late 1960s and beyond.
Plot Summary
Summary Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway deliver pitch-perfect performances as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in this depression-era crime drama. Young, beautiful Bonnie Parker is bored with life in her go-nowhere small town. When she meets the charming and ambitious fledgling criminal Clyde Barrow she sees her chance for a life of excitement. The two fall in love and gleefuly begin robbing small banks across Texas and Oklahoma, making headlines and gaining noteriety along the way. But while the people see the gang as courageous rebels fighting the powers that be, the law sees them as dangerous criminals who must be stopped.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway never looked better..." 01/11/2002 p.32,"BONNIE AND CLYDE is still surprisingly fun to watch and, by its end, both shocking and moving." -- Grade: A 03/28/2008 p.53
Premiere "...[With] a slow-motion, bullet-ridden spectacle never before seen in a mainstream movie. The blood has been pouring copiously ever since." 12/01/2003 p.10
Uncut 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t works by confounding expectations, serving up ultraviolence in the style of the Keystone Cops, and suggesting that the Barrow gang's insouciance in the face of authority could make them immortal." 05/01/2008 p.126
Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "It rewrote the movie-rules on morality, sexuality and youth....Sexy, dark, funny, slick..." 06/01/2008 p.138
Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "What still thrills is how alive the film is to its own possibilities....Even middle-aged, it manages to shock..." 06/01/2008 p.154
Sight and Sound "Arthur Penn's perennial classic wears its four decades lightly. Not least among its many innovations was its far-sighted dissection of how Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow relied on their media image so much that they ended up fueling it themselves..." 06/01/2008 p.85
Directors
Arthur Penn
Actors
Faye Dunaway
Warren Beatty
Cast & Crew
Denver Pyle - Actor
Dub Taylor - Actor
Estelle Parsons - Actor
Evans Evans - Actor
Faye Dunaway - Actor
Gene Hackman - Actor
Gene Wilder - Actor
Warren Beatty - Actor
Burnett Guffey - Cinematographer
Arthur Penn - Director
Dede Allen - Film Editor
Charles Strouse - Music
Warren Beatty - Producer
Robert Benton - Writer
David Newman - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1967
Catalog ID 17274
UPC 00085391727422
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 111 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
Awards
Oscar (1968) Estelle Parsons, Winner, Best Supporting Actress,Burnett Guffey, Winner, Best Cinematography,Warren Beatty, Nominee, Best Actor,Faye Dunaway, Nominee, Best Actress,Theodora Van Runkle, Nominee, Best Costume Design,Arthur Penn, Nominee, Best Director,Gene Hackman, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,Michael J. Pollard, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,Robert Benton & David Newman, Nominee, Best Writing, Story And Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen
New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1967) Robert Benton & David Newman, Winner, Best Screenplay
Golden Globe (1968) Warren Beatty, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor--Drama,Faye Dunaway, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress--Drama,Arthur Penn, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Director,Robert Benton & David Newman, Nominee, Best Screenplay,Michael J. Pollard, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Box Office Magazine
Review Of its kind, this is an excellent dramatization of outlaws against society who kill and loot, partly for the thrill and partly for monetary gain.
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ReviewSource Greatest Films
Review Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is one of the sixties' most talked-about, controversial crime/gangster films combining comedy, terror, love, and violence. ...this innovative, revisionist film redefined and romanticized the crime/gangster genre and screen violence forever.
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Reviewer Tom Dirks
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ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review Although few scenes in this powerful film are representative of the true facts, Bonnie And Clyde was a landmark film that permanently established the stellar status of its stars...along with its inventive director.
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Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Beatty,Warren
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever--1977 Highly controversial and influential...
New York Daily News Bold and brassy. Brutal and brilliant!
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Good action movie. by jacob@ipa.net on Feb 05, 2003


Bonnie and Clyde: A good film that's a big lie! by Greg Bickford on Dec 27, 1999

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