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Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur Penn (1967)

106min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
"They're young! They're in love! And they kill people!" Not the slogan for Oliver Stone's notorious Natural Born Killers, but for one of the most stylish and uncompromising of gangster pictures. Released when graphic screen violence was very rare, this influential film was misread by some American critics, who dismissed it as a gimmicky, gory crime thriller. However, it proved to be the box-office hit of the year, and scooped ten Oscar nominations. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty excel as the gun-toting criminals who roamed the American Midwest during the Depression, while David Newman and Robert Benton's sizzling script (which was originally offered to French directors Fran├žois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard) and Arthur Penn's bravura direction are as fresh as ever.

Summary

Bored small-town woman Bonnie Parker begins a passionate love affair with petty crook Clyde Barrow, and together they embark on a headline-grabbing crime spree across the Depression-era American Midwest. Fact-based gangster drama, starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J Pollard, Gene Wilder and an Oscar-winning Estelle Parsons.

Cast & Crew

Clyde Barrow Warren Beatty
Bonnie Parker Faye Dunaway
CW Moss Michael J Pollard
Buck Barrow Gene Hackman
Blanche Estelle Parsons
Frank Hamer Denver Pyle
Ivan Moss Dub Taylor
Velma Davis Evans Evans
Eugene Grizzard Gene Wilder
Grocery store owner James Stiver
Deputy Clyde Howdy
Director Arthur Penn
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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