Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

3 Oct

Young sometimes-lovers tear through the Depression Era Midwest, robbing banks, and leaving corpses in their wake.

That’s all I have to say about Bonnie & Clyde, because there wasn’t much more to the movie than that.  Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, and Gene Wilder all put forward good performances.  The characters were entertaining, but not particularly engaging or funny.

The ending is surprising but also, well, not surprising.  I suspect the level of sex and violence may have been shocking for its time, but it’s not a shocking film under 2011 standards.

It wasn’t a waste of my time, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch it again.  I’d give it 2.5 of 5 stars.

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