Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

DVD - 2008
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The story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who robbed banks across the country during the Depression era.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2008
Edition: Two-disc special ed., widescreen version
ISBN: 9781419856242
1419856243
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Released in 1967, the year of San Francisco's Summer of Love.

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swyckl
May 06, 2017

I liked this Bonnie and Clyde movie. Beatty, Warren and Dunaway, Faye did a great job. It followed the facts about their life good. It is a lot of violence. There is some sex. It is not good for young children. There is not much dialogue. It is mostly gun battles and robberies.

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Derringer
Oct 09, 2015

Personally, I don't care one bit about all of the praise that this film has garnered for itself over the last 40+ years. For the most part, I found this one's story (as well as its title characters) to be pretty dull stuff, in the long run.

It sure seemed to me that noted film-maker, Arthur Penn, couldn't make up his mind whether he was directing a dead-serious crime-drama, or a silly, empty-headed, little slapstick comedy.

But, either way, this picture didn't have enough going for it, in whatever genre, to hold my undivided attention for more than but a few minutes at a time.

And, what really began to grate on my nerves in this story was all of the thwarted attempts at sex that took place between the Bonnie and Clyde characters. Man, the snivelling soap opera that went on between these 2 gloating, bickering, gun-crazy airheads was enough to make this dissatisfied viewer start to press the fast-forward button on his handset more often than he really should have.

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ManMachine
Oct 06, 2015

And, with this movie's naively-addressed (and almost laughable) question of Bonnie and Clyde's frustrating sex-life (?) aside - (FYI - Clyde Barrow was gay in real-life) - Would I honestly say that it was really worth the 1-hour-48-minute wait in order to see this crime-drama's carefully choreographed final showdown?.... Yes. In one way, I would.

If nothing else - I certainly did enjoy this 1967 "bang-bang-shoot-em-up" picture mainly for its vintage, early-1930's automobiles. As well - I sure did appreciate the attention to detail that was paid to the period setting of the story.

Set in the American Mid-West during the Great Depression, this film definitely did deliver a satisfying slice of cinematic nostalgia when it came to the depiction of that particular era in US history.

All-in-all - I'd say that it was this picture's first-rate camera-work, by Burnett Guffey, that kept this somewhat dimwitted tale about publicity-seeking outlaws (turned folk heroes) from going completely off the rails.

And, of course. for his exceptional camera-work in this picture Guffey won a very well-deserved Oscar for "Cinematography".

7duffy Mar 01, 2015

This film has not aged. Still fresh and stylish, even today. Great performances by the entire cast: Beatty, Dunaway, Hackman, Parsons & Pollard.

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Monolith
Aug 31, 2014

I'd been telling myself that I'd get around to watching this one someday, but given the time period of its release, I wasn't expecting much. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. It's no blockbuster, but I was definitely entertained.

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petercorell
May 22, 2014

Bonnie and Clyde is a Five Star All TIme Top Ten Pick of mine. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway put in their best acting of all their movies. Gene Hackman adds a lot to the movie as Clyde's brother. It is all true and an wonderful story of crime, adventure, and romance. I watch this movie every couple of years just to enjoy it all over again!

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KELINALAHMI
Jun 21, 2011

Personally I love this movie. The cinematography is good and being watching my way through a 501 must see move list this has to be one of my favorites so far.

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mbazal
Jul 28, 2010

The movie was alright but I don't think the director dug deep enough into the characters. I feel like there is more to the story than what we see in this movie.

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KarenW
Sep 11, 2009

Oh, puleeze! While this is great cinematography, the whole story is based on a film writer's fantasy that has all the facts wrong. And while Bonnie and Clyde are depicted as glamourous characters in this movie, the true story is much harsher. Read the book "Go down together" to get the real account.

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midnight_fleur28
Jul 05, 2014

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mbazal
Jul 28, 2010

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mbazal
Jul 28, 2010

A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run.

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mbazal
Jul 28, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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mbazal
Jul 28, 2010

Bonnie Parker: What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? No record and nobody after us, huh?
Clyde Barrow: Well, uh, I guess I'd do it all different. First off, I wouldn't live in the same state where we pull our jobs. We'd live in another state. We'd stay clean there and then when we'd take a bank, we'd go into the other state.

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